Christin Khan, at NOAA Fisheries in Woods Hole, keeps a great blog where she posts photos and aerial survey reports. Check out her fantastic photos from a recent flight in the Great South Channel (Gulf of Maine). Besides right and sei whales, who are feeding on plankton, they also saw almost 100 basking sharks. The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet is definitely open!
Photo credits: NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan. Images collected under MMPA Research Permit Number 17355
Sei whale mom & calf.
Right whale calf, with mom below.
Sei whales feeding.
Right whale feeding.