Sperm Whales in the bay!
Today was an extraordinary day in Skjálfandi Bay. Around noon, passengers and crew on-board Bjössi Sör spotted at least four sperm whales in the northwestern part of Skjálfandi Bay and the other North Sailing boats managed to pay them a visit as well. Sperm whales are extremely rare in the area but these whales tend to prefer much deeper waters. Therefore, they are usually found a lot further from the shore, out on the open ocean. This unique event was mentioned on the television news today as well as several online newspapers.
However, the sperm whales were not the only whales spotted on today’s tours. Blue whales, humpback whales, killer whales, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises were also spotted today. Therefore, it is safe to say that the bay is full of whales, and a good variety of species.
Also, Schooner Hildur departed last night on an Edge of the Arctic tour and spotted a fin whale on its way to Grimsey Island.
The following photos of the sperm whales were taken today by Captain Már Höskuldsson on-board Bjössi Sör.