The seagull that was shown in yesterday’s blog posting, as being caught by a lunging humpback whale was releases a few seconds later when the humpback resurfaced. Actually Angus (owner and guide) took the photo and he said he saw two seagulls being released by the same whale so it was a good day for the seagulls.
Not all of the time on the whale watching safari trips is necessarily spent watching wildlife. Once the wildlife viewing is satisfied there are often other interesting activities occurring. On this day it was a commercial seine fishing boat. They had set their nets and after about an hour they are required to pull them in and empty their catch before resetting. Once the net is close to the boat they use a bailing net to remove the salmon and on this day they emptied about eight bail nets full. A reasonable catch for a few hours work.
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