Guests on our Tuesday Wake up with the Whales Cruise got to see several different pods of 2, and a couple of pods of 3 Humpbacks. Most of the whales around us were surfacing, spouting a couple of times, and then sounding, but we did see breaches from a couple of different whales during the trip.
The calm Humpback mood continued during our 10:00 Signature Whale Watch Cruise. Again, we spent most of our time watching Humpbacks surface, spout and sound. Most of the pods we saw were also comprised of two whales…but there was one “tri-pod” out there!
Ocean Sports Whale Fact of the Day: Why don’t diving whales have to clear their ears like we do when we’re diving (or changing altitude in an airplane)? It turns out that whales have pretty rigid Eustachian tubes (those are the tiny tubes that run between your throat and your middle ear). So, unlike what happens to most of us who have to force air through our collapsible Eustachian tubes to equalize pressure in our ears, the airflow is basically unimpeded for our cetacean friends!