Archive for the 'General' Category

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 [...]

Wed, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we made our way to Jeffreys Ledge, just before the southern end of the ledge we found about 10 different humpback whales! Some of our favorites from yesterday were still in the area, Spoon and calf, Wigwam and calf, and Pinball (who is adoptable!).

We also spotted a male humpback whale named [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
Today was such an amazing day out on the water, I don’t even know where to begin! We left Gloucester Harbor on our way to Jeffrey’s Ledge but quickly found Scylla, the humpback whale, only 4 miles outside of the harbor. She surfaced regularly right next to the boat, staying up for multiple [...]

June 23, 2018

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank and found Nine, a female humpback whale, feeding. She surfaced right next to the boat filtering out the saltwater. About 5 miles away we found Dross and her calf, the calf is very independent already. It was breached multiple times right next [...]

June 22, 2018

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
Today we traveled just south of the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank. There we found 3 different humpback whales. We started off our trip with incredible close looks at Shuffleboard feeding right next to the boat. She gave us a surprise first look, surging to the surface with her mouth wide open! We [...]