Archive for the 'General' Category

Aug 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna
This morning we headed back to the SW corner of Stellwagen Bank where we found lots of blows, mostly from humpback whales. We spent most of our time with a pair- Arroyo and her first calf!  The calf was logging (napping) as we approached, and then woke up to find its mom. Arroyo [...]

Aug 1, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled to the southwestern corner of Stellwagen Bank. There we started off our trip with two humpback whales traveling together, Coral and Mayo. The pair was staying down on longer dives so we moved on to watch two mother/calf pairs, Cajun and her calf along with Canopy and her calf. [...]

July 30, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled down to the southern edge of the bank. There were about 10-12 humpback whales traveling through the area. We watched Pele, Jabiru, and Eruption swim right next to the boat. Perseid and her calf were traveling with Cirrus, we got some amazing looks at the calf.
This afternoon we found [...]

July 28, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled down to the southwestern edge of Stellwagen Bank. We found a couple groups of whales deep feeding. We spend time with Firefly and her calf with Nile. Firefly’s calf came up right next to the boat, shortly after Nile and Firefly surfaced right underneath our bow. We got some [...]

July 26, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled down to the southern end of Stellwagen Bank. After a few days onshore due to bad weather, we weren’t sure where the whales would be. We found Firefly and calf traveling with Nile. We were able to get great close looks at the trio along with a few whales [...]

July 18

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

This morning’s fog burned off nicely for our afternoon trip to Stellwagen Bank where we found some humpback whales. Our first sighting was that of Firefly and her calf. This calf started off by repeatedly tail-breaching, throwing it’ posterior end out of the water repeatedly while Firefly was underwater somewhere.

A third whale came into the [...]

July 16

Monday, July 17th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
We had an AMAZING morning out on the water! The weather was perfect for whale watching, the seas were calm and the sun was out. We arrived on the southern end of Stellwagen Bank to find about 10-12 humpback whales. We started the trip with looks at Pele and [...]

July 15

Monday, July 17th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we found about 12 different humpback whales on the southwestern corner of Stellwagen Bank! We started off our trip watching Pele and Bristle traveling together. While watching the pair, researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution collected a blow sample from Pele as he surfaced to breathe. It was great to see research happening [...]

July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we found a single humpback whale right outside of Gloucester Harbor. We stopped to take a few looks at this individual that was quickly traveling through the area. We decided to follow reports down to the southwestern edge of Stellwagen Bank. We arrived in the area to find about 10 different [...]

July 9 and 10

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

From Naturalist Laura:
We had to put in a lot of effort, but we were rewarded.  The last two days have been great for watching humpbacks.  Granted, you have to be willing to go for a long ride, but it is summer time, and long boat rides are what we do!  Hancock’s calf is quite the [...]