Archive for the 'General' Category

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled back to Ipswich Bay where we found two female humpback whales, Nine and Milkyway, taking a little snooze. The whales stayed at the surface, our Captain Marc was able to turn off our engines and give our passengers a nice, quiet look at the pair. We also found the [...]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we covered a lot of ground on Jeffreys Ledge. We spotted 4 different minke whales and 2 fin whales! Closer to shore in Ipswich Bay we found 2 humpback whales, Clamp and Hornbill. Clamp was doing some feeding right next to the boat. Our Captain, Marc, brought us back to Gloucester [...]

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Kayla
It was a foggy trip out to Jeffrey’s Ledge today but the seas were calm and cooperative. We even managed to spot a Grey seal on our way out. We spent our trip watching a group of three female Humpback whales, Milky Way, Nine and Clamp. The group was resting and only took [...]

Friday, July 13, 2018

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning on our way to Stellwagen Bank we spotted Crown, the humpback whale, she was staying down on long dives so we decided to keep making our way towards the bank. There we found three different humpback whales, Cardhu, Etch-a-Sketch, and Milkweed. All three females were milling through the area. Etch-a-Sketch and Cardhu [...]

July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Today we were stopped quite quickly on our way out of Gloucester harbor.  We started with a pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins, which we seem to be seeing a fair amount of lately.  Then, a few miles further south, we found two humpbacks logging (sleeping) at the surface.  One of the animals was Nine, and [...]

July 7, 2018

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

This morning we traveled to the southern end of Jeffreys Ledge. We started off our trip with some amazing looks at a fin whale traveling right next to the boat. There were a few minke whales traveling through the area as well. We spotted Pinball in the area along with Doublet and Satula. As if [...]

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Friday, July 6th, 2018

From Naturalist Laura:
Another day of scorching heat on land added to the allure of getting offshore.  On both trips today we had whales well north of Stellwagen (Gondolier and Atlantic white-sided dolphins on the first trip, Doublet on the second trip), and those whales were heading north.  But, whales were still feeding on the bank.  [...]

Wed, July 4, 2018

Friday, July 6th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
Happy July 4th! Today was a great day out on the water. The weather was perfect and the whales were nearby on Stellwagen Bank. There were lots of hungry whales there! We spent time closely watching Pinball with 3 minke whales and 1 large fin whale in the area. Shuffleboard and Pleats were [...]

Monday, July 2, 2018

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

From Naturalist Laura:
Stellwagen Bank really feels like it is beginning to come alive.  Even just the little things, like the arrival of Wilson’s Storm Petrels, adds to the anticipation of hopefully great trips ahead.  Today we had a group of four fin whales, plus Shuffleboard, Nine, Doublet, Pleats, Hancock, Cardhu, Dross and calf.  Dross’ calf [...]

Friday, June 29, 2018

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
Today we started making our way to the southern end of Jeffreys Ledge, there we found Gondolier traveling through the area. He was taking long dives and only staying up for a few breaths. Luckily, our captain received a report of whales on the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. The best part about [...]