Aren’t humpback whales just the most magical creatures?
Whale-watchers near Monterey witnessed an incredible spectacle this past Sunday – a triple breach! This occurrence, when three humpback whales leap out of the water consecutively, is extremely rare, so you can imagine the excitement of those lucky enough to have been on that boat this past weekend.
Princess Monterey Whale Watching tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the humpbacks’ annual migration south were gifted so much more, as two adult whales and a particularly exuberant calf performed leaps, chin slaps and pectoral fin slaps in Monterey Bay.
The tour group told ABC7 that seeing these majestic mammals perform a triple breach is so rare that the captain of the boat himself had never seen this happen in the 45 years he has been on the bay. Definitely one for the books!
[Featured image: Todd Cravens via Unsplash]