🐋 Epic day in the water with “Chalkboard”!! (Happywhale ID: HW-MN0501562)
“I think it should come up somewhere over there,” I said to @ChelseaRhane (while pointing toward our left side)
😲Suddenly we hear the loud humpback spout 🐳15 yards behind us. We were already in idle since we were stopped to grab someone’s trashed balloon, but I switched our engine off and grabbed my @GoPro to capture this.
The whale slowly drifted completely under our boat, only 6-10′ below and just lingered there. Maybe he was racing me to the balloon and wanted me to throw it again to play. Notice the excessive amount of marks from his dorsal down to his tail. It looks to me like the marks that would be made from an entanglement, like a ghost net. This humpback was also playing with the kelp, or just using it to scratch its back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Watch this encounter here