Guests on Thursday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise were the objects of curiosity for two Humpbacks! Though we saw spouts here and there from various whales, these two found us offshore of Honoko’opae, and spent some time under the boat clearly looking at us. One of them was vertical (with his head towards the surface right below us) and the other was on his side with his huge eye pointed towards all the crazy people running around on the boat trying to get a look at him! In Whale Watch parlance, today’s activity qualifies as a “mugging” — and as far as we’re concerned, it’s the only kind of mugging we ever want to fall victim to!
During our Snorkel and Whale Watch Adventure, we also saw lots of different whales spouting, but the highlight had to be watching two whales sound just 100 yards from our stern WHILE we were on the mooring!
Have a great weekend. I’ll send out my next report next year (which would be Monday…hahaha).
Ocean Sports Whale Fact of the Day: The Whales “mugging” us are definitely taking a look at us. Though Humpbacks rely on their sense of hearing far more than any other sense, we do know that vision is also important to them. Based on the shape of the Humpbacks’ corneas, they can certainly see us…but, they’re probably a bit farsighted when looking through water and a bit nearsighted when looking through the air. And in case anyone asks you, Humpbacks have beautiful brown eyes. Their eyeballs weigh, on average, 2.16 pounds. So does that make you curious about the weight of your own eyeball? Yours weigh just about a quarter of an ounce.