Aloha and Happy Valentines Day!
The Humpbacks showed us their love (or at the very least, their curiosity) on Thursday. On the Whales and Cocktails Cruise, we saw lots of flukes, tail lobs and pecs slaps, but our on-board naturalist Angelica couldn’t get over the fact that a whale came right up to the boat and spy-hopped, clearly looking at us! This whale was accompanied by two others, who swam up too…and pec slapped. And if that weren’t enough…we saw two more close-up spy hops too, giving all onboard a trip to remember for the rest of our lives.
Mahalo and have a great weekend. I’ll send out the next update on Monday.
Captain Claire’s Humpback Whale Fact of the Day: In honor of Valentines Day, here’s a fact about the Humpbacks’ hearts. A Humpback Whale has a big heart. An 80,000 pound whale’s heart averages just over 400 pounds, and according to research reported by the Nelson Institute of Marine Research, beats an average of somewhere between 10 and 30 beats per minute