Our Tuesday Whale Watching was a lot of fun. Guests aboard our 8:00 Breakfast with the Whales Cruise on Seasmoke out of A-bay reported seeing 6 different whales, all of them in pods of two. Two of the pods consisted of a sub-adult and larger adult (not a cow/calf though) and one of the sub-adults breached right in front of the boat. The other sub-adult/adult pod cruised right next to the boat (possibly taking a look at us?). The other two whales we saw were spouting a bit further away.
Join Ocean Sports on one of our daily Whale Watch Cruises departing from two locations within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Waters. For more information, call 886-6666 ext. 103 or visit hawaiioceansports.com.
Humpback Fact of the Day: Humpback Whales (and, in fact, all Baleen Whales) demonstrate something called “reverse sexual size dimorphism”. This means that an adult female Humpback is larger than an adult male. Though researchers are not sure of the exact reason for the difference in size, they theorize that the increased size allows the female to store more reserves to feed and care for her calf, and also to give birth to a bigger calf who might have a better chance of survival than a smaller one.