A day at sea. I was just settling down to have breakfast when there was a call from the bridge to say thirty to forty fin whales were just ahead of the bow. The breakfast room suddenly emptied as everyone rushed out on deck to see this amazing sight. Later we stopped just past shag rocks for the Liverpool scientists to test their sonar bell and do some CTD calibrations. The weather has been good so far, though the wind is expected to pick up tomorrow as we head closer towards the Falkland Islands.