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Our giants of the deep

The big male sperm whales were out in the deep water again today and we got two very close looks at them on our one afternoon tour.

We were pleasantly surprised with the weather out there which was not quite as bumpy as we expected it to be and we did manage to get to see two big, high flukes of the sperm whales as they descended to a feeding dive.  The sperm whales descend down to around 340 metres deep to feed once they lift their tails. 

We saw hundreds of birds out feeding as well, gannets, arctic terns, puffins, kittiwakes and fulmars were all following the boat and in large numbers this afternoon on the fjord.

Judith (Tour guide)




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