11/25/2017 Last Whale Watch of the year
Out for another trip on the American Princess after finding out that a couple of friends were interested. A beautiful breezy day with tons of birds, a good mirage, a gorgeous sunset and one quiet whale taking an afternoon nap. Interesting whale fact from the Gotham Whale naturalists on board - whales only sleep with half of their brain at a time so they can be aware of their surrounding and keep coming up for air as needed. When a whale sleeps like this it's called "logging"; sometimes they will rest on the surface; this one was mostly submerged but coming up for leisurely breaths every couple of minutes. You just never knew where the whale was going to come up and it got pretty close to the boat, so for once I got some pretty good photos!
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