Tourists in Quebec will be going away from their whale watching experience knowing that they’ve definitely gotten their moneys worth after a whale lunged and rolled under their tiny boat.
The 30 second video at first captures the whale pod from 100 yards off. Both the whales submerge and everyone’s left to murmor to themselves for a little while. Suddenly the fin whale reemerges right in front of them with its mouth open. It then slides under the boat, freaking everyone out.
Fin whales (otherwise known as finback whales) are the second biggest whales in the ocean, second only to Blue Whales. Finback’s grow between 72 to 82 feet, while Blue’s grow from 69 to 90 feet plus!
As the finback plunges under the boat you can see it’s striped stomach. The beast is estimated to be between 18 meters long and 50 tonnes in weight. It was likely feeding on krill, of which it needs to eat 1 to 2 tonnes of a day.
Then there were these two finbacks, one of which passed under the Zodiac without touching the boat. It was, in fact, magic.
Mr Mouellic, the man who uploaded the video told CBC News: “We were really lucky. Within 15 minutes of our departure, we saw porpoises, seals, belugas and several finback whales.”
“It was already marvelous. Then there were these two finbacks, one of which passed under the Zodiac without touching the boat. It was, in fact, magic.”
The boat driver also said he’d never seen anything like it in 15 years. So it really is a once in a lifetime experience!