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First grey seal in Anda this year and a surfacing sperm whale very close to the boat!

14.07.2012

We left Stø at 9.30 this morning. Despite the rainy weather, the sea was very calm today and we could go close to Anda island and see many puffins, shags and kittiwakes. One puffin had its beak loaded with several small fishes! Furthermore we saw several harbour seals swimming in the water and to our great surprise, we also spotted a grey seal, the first sighting of that species in this year! Before we left the island we saw many guillemots, black guillemots and an arctic skua. There was heavy rain on our way out to Bleik canyon, and the visibility was reduced, but thanks to our hydrophones and our experienced captain we could get very close to a sperm whale while it was diving under water and saw it surfacing very close to our boat. It remained there for almost 10 min, before it descended again into the deep of the ocean, showing us its big tail fluke.

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Puffins on the rocks
Puffins on the rocks14-Jul-2012 10:03, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 640
swimming Puffin
swimming Puffin14-Jul-2012 10:05, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 640
Black guillemots
Black guillemots14-Jul-2012 10:05, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 640
Puffins on the rocks
Puffins on the rocks14-Jul-2012 10:05, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 640
Arctic skua
Arctic skua14-Jul-2012 10:08, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 640
Harbour seal
Harbour seal14-Jul-2012 10:09, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 640
Shags sitting on the rocks
Shags sitting on the rocks14-Jul-2012 10:11, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 640
Grey seal
Grey seal14-Jul-2012 10:12, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 640
Puffin with prey
Puffin with prey14-Jul-2012 10:15, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 640
Flying puffin
Flying puffin14-Jul-2012 10:16, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 300.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 640
Guillemots nesting on rocks
Guillemots nesting on rocks14-Jul-2012 10:18, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 6.3, 240.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 640
Blowing sperm whale
Blowing sperm whale14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 640
Sperm whale showing its massive head
Sperm whale showing its massive head14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 640
Sperm whales fluke
Sperm whales fluke14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 640
Fluke up in the air
Fluke up in the air14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 640
Sperm whale before diving
Sperm whale before diving14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 640
Sperm whale descending
Sperm whale descending14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 640
Fluke dissappear
Fluke dissappear14-Jul-2012 12:39, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S, 8.0, 300.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 640