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We paddled offshore late afternoon and discovered several humpback whales. So invigorating and  intoxicating, surreal.  Such encounters are raw, makes you feel truly alive in the presence of such beauty. Conditions were safe but challenging with lots of sea spray so no photos tonight. We did get a good look at a Mola Mola, our planet’s most hefty bony fish weighing in at 5000 pounds and 14 feet across.  They start off as tiny larva floating among millions of other microscopic life forms. Their rate of growth is phenomenal … imagine a tadpole transforming into a 120,000 pound bull frog–thats relative to how much a Mola will grow during its life time!  Molas have an affinity to sea jellies and are related to pufferfish.

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