Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Whale watching
But not just one tame orca this time: 3-400 wild "Grindkval", Pilot Whale, swam past sunday afternoon. They hunted hering and mackerel in the stretch of the fjord just outside my living-room windows! The ferry stopped to watch, and several small boats sensibly pulled out of the area: The Pilot Whales are smaller relatives of the Orca, and these were busy playing and feeding. After an hour or so they were gone, to hunt elsewhere. Amazing.

(When I look at the picture of how they look as they breach, I think that's the same as the lone whale I saw Friday morning, heading in the fjord. It might have been a single scout for all we know!)

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