This morning we had a fantastic encounter with 5 lunge feeding Minke Whales at Hein Bank Minke Whale’s are one of the smallest Balean Whales but also one of the most robust, streamline and fastest. Minke Whales usually travel at 6-8 knots but have been recorded at speeds between 20-25 knots. When we were watching the Minke’s today we often saw them blast through the water like a freight train as they attacked multiple bait balls at Hein Bank. Their preferred prey is small fish such as Sand Lance or Herring and these fish can be found in abundance at places like Hein Bank.
Apart from the Minke’s we also got to see a large amount of Harbor Seals and Harbor Porpoise.
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