Archive for the 'General' Category

July 2, 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we took a great ride to the edge of Jeffrey’s Ledge where we found Valley and her calf. The calf was active at the surface, tail breaching and flipper slapping during the trip. We were afforded amazing close looks at the pair. It was amazing to see Valley traveling through the [...]

July 1, 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled to Stellwagen Bank and started on one fin whale. There were quite a few boats in the area so we decided to take a ride down to the southwestern corner of the bank and found three humpback whales. We started our trip with Spoon taking long dives, but surfacing [...]

July 1-2, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
Saturday 7/1 AM:
This morning we traveled to Stellwagen Bank and started on one fin whale. There were quite a few boats in the area so we decided to take a ride down to the southwestern corner of the bank and found three humpback whales. We started our trip with Spoon taking long dives, [...]

Thursday, June 29

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The whales moved a little bit south over night.  This morning we found Shuffleboard, surface feeding, just south of the shipping lanes.  There was also a fin whale in the area.  Hopefully, the whales don’t continue to head further south for the 4th of July weekend.  On our way home there was a humpback closer [...]

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:
After a bit of a delay getting out of the harbor this morning, we were welcomed to Stellwagen Bank by Mogul, the humpback whale leaping out of the water repeatedly!  It seems as though our delay made for perfect timing to see this extravagant display! If we had left on time, we would [...]

June 26, 2017

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
After a few hot, humid, foggy days we were happy to leave Gloucester harbor with bright blue skies and a cool, dry, breeze.  We had a great day on northern Stellwagen.  Owl’s precocious calf has a propensity to wander away from Owl, which was fine with us as we watched it roll around [...]

June 25, 2017

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

From Naturalist Laura
After a few hot, humid, foggy days we were happy to leave Gloucester harbor with bright blue skies and a cool, dry, breeze.  We had a great day on northern Stellwagen.  Owl’s precocious calf has a propensity to wander away from Owl, which was fine with us as we watched it roll around [...]

June 23, 2017

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
On Friday, we traveled about 20 miles off the coast of Gloucester to Stellwagen Bank. We spent most of our trip with Shuffleboard, the humpback whale. She was feeding at the surface, we were able to watch her filtering the salt water out of her baleen plates. In the area, we spotted three [...]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
We had an amazing trip on Stellwagen Bank yesterday! On our way to the Bank we passed by two minke whales, but we started our trip with Valley and her calf. The calf was flipper slapping and rolling around at the surface. It was hard to leave this pair, but there were a few [...]

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

From Naturalist Laura:
Today was another great day on the Northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank.  When we left the harbor this morning the fog was so thick we could not even see the breakwater as we went past it.  Even out on Stellwagen we were in limited visibility for most of the morning.  Luckily, when the [...]