OH MY! What an AMAZING day! surrounded by whales and dolphins for 4 hours!
It was a spectacular day. Our first whales were just 9 miles from Montauk Point! These were the first of 18 whales- we found 16 fin whales and 2 minke whales and about 60 common dolphins in a 4 mile diameter. There were lots of mother/ calf pairs of fin whales, some trios as well. Sadly, two of the whales had propeller scars. We also found a loggerhead sea turtle on our way back in. It doesn't get much better than this!!
16 fin whales
2 minke whales
60 short- beaked common dolphins
75 Wilson's storm petrels
12 great shearwaters
50 cory's shearwaters
2 phalaropes (unknown species)
1 loggerhead sea turtle - See more at: cresli.org/cresli/2015_local_whale_watch_reports.html#2015-07-26
Video taken by Raul Plaza and edited by A. H. Kopelman