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Old 10-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Headed out Sat. morning to flat seas. Started out trolling in about 300ft, picked up this nice dolphin 10 mins in, nothing else much happening on the troll, except for a few knockdowns. Bottom was slow too. However did have an experience that none of us will forget. This was the first encounter with whales, spent about 45 minutes with us.

Does anyone know what type of whale this is.

Great days like this is why we live here, even when fishing is slow.



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Old 10-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Been some recent sitings of Pilot Whales out there but that one seems to be longer than a Pilot. Any guess on the length? I think Pilots only get somewhere around 20'. Just looked it up, Short Finned is about 20', Long Finned is about 25'. Nice video and Mahi.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Very cool. Most likely a Sei (pronounced "say") Whale.

Pilot Whales have a more "porpoise" look with a large dorsal fin and almost black in color.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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i have been told from my pctures and vids they are "Byrds" whales? I have seen the terms (names) sei and byrds whale used for the same creature. None the less, AWESOME!!
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Bryde's Whale


Sei Whale
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That Bryde's whale is what it looked like, it was big. Thanks for the help, I really was interested in what type this was.
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No wonder you didn't catch much, these big boys ate em all... Pretty cool!
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Very cool video! While we see them often out there, they rarely if ever let us get that close!

So did the masked warrior get in with them??

we can across one last year that we thought was dead, freaked us and the whale out when he woke up!!

thanks for posting.
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Yea, jumped in, but only for a second, they look huge underwater. Its weird being in the water with something that big, you realize just how small you are.
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we can across one last year that we thought was dead, freaked us and the whale out when he woke up!!

That happened with me and my old dog this morning. True story. I just knew he had finally moved on.
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