whales can often be seen offshore in the
Norwegian Sector and in Øygarden. For more pictures of
mammals (including whales) in Øygarden see this page.
Contrary to my expectations this species does not seem to be disturbed
by offshore vessel. On several occasions in
September 2015 small numbers appeared to make a bee-line for
I was working on. They swam around it as if to investigate before doing
the same thing to a nearby vessel after which they headed on their way.
Whales did exactly the same
Whales are invariably a source of great interest and excitement among
crews of survey