Whale Poo

A whale took a dump in my general direction today:

whale faeces

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time it's happened (yes, yes, I can already hear the wise cracks from my "friends").

In the past, many people have told me that adult whales aren't supposed to poo much while they're in Tonga, because they're supposedly not eating. Perhaps.

But I've seen this happen on several occasions, and today was the first time I had the presence of mind to hold my breath (literally and figuratively) and swim through for a few photos (isn't it amazing what I'll do for attention?).

The whale that this came from was severely injured, which may or may not be related to the defecation. In any case, there was quite a bit more where this came from.

I'll write more about the whale's injuries when I have time.