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    Default Were you out from Seward today?

    If so, did you by chance happen to be in the fishing boat that was being molested by a humpback whale around 11 am? If so, I have some pictures for you!

    I know it's an off-chance that the right people will read this, but I couldn't get a name off the boat and couldn't think of a better way to try and find them.

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    Interesting. Could you post the pics anyways?
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    Heard some chatter about it...someone was saying the craft was too close and needed to move off 100 yrds.


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    Post pics for sure!!

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    Another vote for pics

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    Heard some chatter about it...someone was saying the craft was too close and needed to move off 100 yrds.
    Been there, done that...LOL... We'd move off and the whales would follow. Our captain was getting really frustrated. Meanwhile my wife and her relatives were on a whale watching trip at the same time and didn't see a single whale.
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    Well that took me about forever to figure out the new system for pictures. Here's one of the pictures though!

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    Oh man! I thought you meant 'harassed' or something! Not full on abused! haha! Glad those guys are alright.
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    We were out there (Cheval, Pony, Agnes etc) on Friday. Saw plenty of humpbacks, but none this close!!! Also saw a pod of 3-4 orcas about 400 yds off Pony Cove around 0930. They didn't stick around though, they went northeast towards Rugged Is.

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    Aw, I was hoping to see orcas. I saw some last week when I was out fishing, but this was a sightseeing cruise with the in-laws so I actually had my nice camera.

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    Had one playing around about 100-150 yds behind my boat a couple of weeks ago out of Homer my relatives thought it was awsome to see whales like that. That is as close or closer than I really want to see them.
    I see there is a buoy in the picture so I assume they are at anchor? If that was the case then I guess the whale was harassing them! Kind of hard to move further away when you are anchored and they approach you.
    A couple of years ago I was headed out of Homer for some Halibut fishing when we saw one coming almost completly out of the water. Unfortunately another boat ahead of us got too close and it sounded deep and we never saw it again.
    I believe you can not motor closer than 100 yards of whales.You can shut your motor off and watch them and if they move closer to you that is not a violation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamerofdreams View Post
    Well that took me about forever to figure out the new system for pictures. Here's one of the pictures though!

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    Was this the North end of Cheval Island??? If it is I had the same thing happen to us over the 4th and wonder if it is the same whale. Seems to be a habit if it is. Lucky for them it did not get in to their anchor line.

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    No, not Cheval - it was further in the bay. Though I did see them playing at Cheval last week, but not quite as close to the fishing boats! So I wouldn't be surprised it it was the same whale.

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    Thats the problem with those inboard jets..... mating season.

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    WOW--unreal. Did this happen just once, or did the whale repeatedly approach that boat? Scary...

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    Default There was a humpback breaching...

    ...between Fox and Hive islands on Saturday morning. I was glad he was about a quarter mile away from us, as he breached at least two-thirds of his body length out of the water five times that I witnessed. Very cool!

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    Saturday morning (7/17) we saw a mama & calf humpback swimming the Cheval Island shoreline & got some stinkeye @ 50 yds from another one. About 2pm there was a pod of 11 orcas that came up to the narrows. Needless to say, the silver fishing went from p*** poor to freakin lousy in a heartbeat so we went over to Sunny Cove & heard on the radio when we got there that there was a whale in the passage between Fox & Hive Islands but we never did see it.

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    I've been shut down completely fishing for halibut and had minke whales come and check me out about that close...not touching, though.

    But...a humpback is whole lot bigger...that would start to worry me right there...lol

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    Very cool, thanks for posting the pic....

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