Wednesday, 6 March 2013


I have been very fortunate to see a good number of Fin whales over my years at sea, however today I was very lucky to see a true leviathan- an adult specimen that was probably approaching the maximum overall length of 27 metres that is generally accepted as about the upper limit for this species and second only to the mighty Blue whale in the size stakes!  The whale came within 400 metres of our vessel during our slow passage north in 6 metre swell and put on a bit of a show as it cruised past- simply magnificent!

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