Whale Report October 3,2021
We had another amazing whale watching day today! Another picture perfect warm fall day with calm rolling waves- perfect for being out on the ocean. We headed north towards where the whales were yesterday, passing Avon, Ocean Grove, Asbury and Long Branch. The fog rolled in a bit over the ocean but it didn’t get in our way at all. We were on our way to find the whales! Once we got up around Sandy Hook, we headed east a bit, about 2 miles off of the shore. When we saw a huge splash a bit in the distance we knew we found or whale! This whale was quickly identified by our lead naturalist, Danielle, as Whale #16. This is one of the first whales identified in the area about 9 years ago. It was so much fun watching this whale today. He kept slapping his tail and sticking it out of the water. It wasn’t clear if he was doing this to stun the fish or if he was just doing it for fun, but it was very clear that everyone on the boat was thoroughly enjoying watching him! You could hear shouts awe all around the boat. This whale spent a lot of time near the surface and came very close to the boat a few times. The captain shut the engines off and we just floated there and watched the whale do his thing. The whale was very entertaining and gave us all plenty of great photo opportunities. The fog even cleared and the sun came back out making it even nicer. Sometimes when the whale dove he did it in almost slow motion slowly lifting his tail way out of the water as if he wanted us to get great pics of it! If ever a whale was a ham, #16 definitely is! We really hated to leave but we are so excited to see what our next trip brings. Don’t read about it in our whale report- come out with us and experience it for yourself! October is peak whale watching time as the whales are migrating south for the winter. The weather is still comfortable and we have a heated cabin in case it gets chilly. Plus we sell hot food and drinks and warm Jersey Shore Whale Watch sweatshirts! We have all you need to enjoy a day on the ocean watching humpback whales. Don’t wait any longer- book your trip with us today!
Trish DeVoe, Naturalist, Jersey Shore Whale Watch
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