British Whales and Dolphins - Threats, Research and Conservation
At the first sight of a dorsal fin cutting the water, the vessel changes course and heads towards the area. For many of the people on the boat, this will be their first encounter with a whale. The hours of concentration spent scanning the sea are over, replaced with sheet excitement. Camreas at the ready, those whale-watching wait for the Minkie Whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, to surface again.