After leaving Shearwater we made our way along the coast and happened upon two whales feeding together. This pair of humpbacks were working together, following a school of fish very close to land. They were making their way taking turns blowing bubbles and then lunge feeding. Humpbacks often work together to feed. They will blow a net of bubbles from below the fish that the fish don’t want to swim through and then come up from below opening their huge mouths, swallowing as many fish as they can. Since the whales were traveling in the same direction as us, we got to watch their teamwork for some time.
Little sandpipers ran at the edge of the surf picking out little creatures that live in the sand. Their beaks are designed to sift through the loose sand at the water’s edge and pick out small invertebrates. Right before we packed up to leave, an osprey swooped down and snagged a fish from the water and flew away with it. We followed the birds to our own dinners and a beautiful sun set!
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