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No Whales For You! - We came up empty on whale snorkeling

Discussion in 'Marine Life & Ecosystems' started by jagfish, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No Whales For You! - We came up empty on whale snorkeling
    My first time heading down to Okinawa to try my chances at snorkeling with humpback whales. In this area, the mothers birth in the warm waters around Okinawa, then around Feb to March, they begin the migration up to the arctic waters of Russia and Alaska to fatten up during the summer season. There will also be some mating action with males before departing.
    I was able to see some surface action on the weekend that I went, but the weekend before was much luckier. We had no in-water interactions on our weekend. The boat will put snorkelers in the water and curious whales will pass close by. Newborns can be curious I'm told and approach snorkelers. The whales left Okinawa to migrate earlier than usual. Next year, we will try again in February.
     
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Man every winter east of Brisbane Australia we are seriously spoilt during weekend diving every weekend
    an hour into the ocean whales are everywhere along with the divers oohs and the ahs with these massive
    creatures breaching and singing and swimming with us be great if someone had a debarnacleising station

    I'll try send a few up there

    Thanks jagfish
     
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  3. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'd like that!
     

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