First Humpback Calf for 2016
We head to Frenchman Bay and find a very young whale. It is with a pod of about 15 dolphins. It swims around us several times and we drift along with it for about 45 minutes. We have seen a couple of blows over towards Mistaken Island and find 2 young whales there also. Scanning the area we see blows in the mussel lease and it is not long before I am sure we have our first humpback calf for the season. A humpback calf is about 2.5 to 3 metres in length and most times it is grey in colour. The calf in the above picture is only about 10 days old as shown by its bent over fin.