Archive for June, 2015

June 15

Monday, June 15th, 2015

From Naturalist Laura
Today we left Gloucester harbor in rain, wind, and cold.  It felt almost like an early April whale watch.  We tried to not let the weather dampen our spirits.  We started our journey that has been typical of this season, all the way to the southern part of Stellwagen bank.  Upon arrival we [...]

June 13

Monday, June 15th, 2015

From Naturalist Laura
Today we spent a beautiful afternoon on southern Stellwagen.  We spent most of the afternoon with Wizard, a female first identified in 1990.  Because Wizard was first seen as an adult in 1990 we do not know exactly how old she is.  Currently, the only way we can tell how old these animals [...]

June 14- morning trip

Monday, June 15th, 2015

From Naturalist Dave-
An awesome Flag Day on the ocean! The passengers and crew on this morning’s trip on the Miss Cape Anne were richly rewarded for their patience in traveling 30 miles from Gloucester to the southern end of Stellwagen were we encountered an estimated 15-20 Humpback whales in the area. Upon our arrival, we [...]

June 11

Friday, June 12th, 2015

From Naturalist Laura:
Sometimes when the weather onshore is hot, muggy, and oppressive, the best relief is getting offshore, and that’s exactly what we did today.  As soon as we got out of the harbor the breeze picked up a little and it actually felt nice to put a sweatshirt on.  We had heard from other [...]

June 10

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

From Naturalist Laura-
Today we were fortunate enough to find whales a little closer to Gloucester.  Lately, we have had quite a transit to get to whales, so it was nice to spend more time with the animals and less time traveling.  We started out with what we thought to be about three fin whales.  We [...]

June 4 Intern Training Day

Friday, June 5th, 2015

From Naturalist Laura:
Days like today are what keep me coming back.  Today was training day for the new Blue Ocean Society interns.

As we left the harbor we were hoping to show the new interns (and passengers) a good sample of the whales and behaviors we normally see on Stellwagen Bank.  It was a beautiful, clear, [...]