Three Blue Whales Spotted in Skjálfandi Bay!
Three Blue whales spotted in Skjálfandi bay last night! This means that this largest animal on Earth has been here in Húsavík for almost a week now!
Last Friday, a week ago, the first Blue whale was spotted. Now, two more Blue whales have joined the group and the trio seems to really like it here in the calm waters of Skjálfandi bay! Additionally, they really like being in the company of Humpback whales and dolphins! Luckily, there are so many whales in Húsavík so the Blue whales shouldn’t get bored!
Blue Whales in Húsavík Day After Day!
Blue whales most often stay in the bay for a day or two. Come in, feed, and leave. Might return a few days or even weeks later. Therefore, Blue whale sightings are quite rare. However, this time they’ve been around for a week now!
Seeing the massive Blue whales surfacing is an unforgettable experience. It puts a smile on our passengers faces every time. No matter how much you prepare for the sighting, its massiveness never fails to surprise. It is the largest animal roaming the Earth after all.
Blue Whales Taking it Easy in Skjálfandi Bay!
Blue whales are the largest animals to have ever existed on Earth. The longest measured Blue whale reached the length of 33.5 meters (110 feet), and the heaviest Blue whale weighted a staggering 200 tons.
It’s impressive witnessing these massive animals in their natural habitat here in Skjálfandi bay. Blue whales are most often spotted in Húsavík over the summer, as that’s the season when they migrate to Iceland to feed. Being baleen whales, they mostly rely on plankton and krill, eating up to 5 tons a day!
Spotting whales is always exciting, particularly in the summer when there’s plenty of them. But three Blue whales spotted in Skjálfandi bay in the same whale watching tour doesn’t happen all that often! Really lucky passengers yesterday evening in the Whale Capital of Iceland!
Listen to Blue Whales Communicate Underwater!
Captured with a hydrophone, an underwater microphone, a Blue whales’ call was recorded in Skjálfandi bay. It’s believed to be between Blue whales on feeding grounds.
Although this call is audible to the human ear, it’s for short-range communications so you’ll have to listen carefully!
Visit Húsavík, the Whale Capital of Iceland & The Home of the Blue Whale!
Húsavík is the Whale Capital of Iceland. Over 20 species of whales visit Skjálfandi bay on a fairly regular basis. One of which being the Blue whale, the largest animal on Earth, which can almost exclusively be found in Húsavík! Therefore, Húsavík is regarded as the Home of the Blue Whale!
Rest to assure that the three Blue whales spotted in Skjálfandi bay wouldn’t have been spotted elsewhere in Iceland!