An Interesting Encounter with Humpbacks – 13/10/18

Yesterday’s whale watch was quite interesting. I saw something that I’ve never seen before. We came upon a pair of Humpbacks who were quickly identified as Valley and Sword. Valley is an adult female and Sword is an adult male. We watched them for a sequence of breaths before they both went on a dive.

When Valley resurfaced, Owl – another adult female – was by her side instead of Sword who was nowhere to be seen. We watched Valley and Owl for a series of breaths before they went on a dive. Shortly after, Valley resurfaced again with Sword by her side. This time it was Owl who was nowhere to be seen.This alternating association went on the entire time we watched them. These animals are so fascinating. I can’t help but wonder what they were doing.

-Mandy

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