Archive for August, 2015

August 20

Friday, August 21st, 2015

We had a couple of very foggy trips aboard the Miss Cape Ann today. Thanks to Captain Dave for expertly navigating us through the very thick fog! As we made our way out to sea this morning, the fog was clearing up in patches. Thankfully it cleared up as we found our first set of [...]

August 19

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Our group of humpbacks is still together! Pele, Jabiru and her calf, and Cajun and her calf were spotted on both trips. On the morning trip, Nile joined them!  On the afternoon trip, we also found Cardhu and her calf! Quite the day for mother/calf pairs!  Additionally, the afternoon trip had a brief look at [...]

August 18

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Incredible trips on the Miss Cape Ann today!  I know I’m in the right field of work when I still get excited to see whales, even after 20+ years of watching them!
This morning we passed by a couple of minke whales close to the harbor and then came upon a mother humpback whale with her [...]

August 17

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

What a hot day on land today! It was a perfect day with glassy calm seas to escape the heat out on Stellwagen bank. Both of our trips brought us pretty far down south, just off the trip of Cape Cod.
In the morning trip, we started off with an awesome up close view of an [...]

August 15

Monday, August 17th, 2015

What a day! There were SO many whales on the bank today – it was incredible. Our morning trip brought us not too far from the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts on the tip of Cape Cod. We got there and saw blows everywhere! There was a group of five humpbacks that we spent our trip [...]

August 16- 2:00 trip

Monday, August 17th, 2015

This afternoon we headed out to Provincetown off the tip of Cape Cod where we found nine individual humpback whales! We started off the trip with Habanero and her 2015 calf. Habanero was born in 2000, and this is her third calf so far.
Our second sighting brought us to another pair of humpback whales, however, [...]

August 16- 9:00 trip

Monday, August 17th, 2015

This morning we started out with a group of five identified humpback whales and possibly two more. The group included Pele, Jabiru, her calf and Cajun and her calf.

There was another whale in the area who remains unknown. While the mothers were feeding, the calves stayed at the surface, occasionally rolling and diving. Suddenly [...]

August 14

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

On our morning trip, we got to spend some time with a group of five different humpback whales! In this group, we had a mom and calf pair. I identified the mother as Bolide, a female first sighted by researchers in 1997. With Bolide and her new calf from this year was Perseid, an adult [...]

August 13

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

What a gorgeous day today – sunny, warm, and super calm seas! On our morning trip today, we spent time with Firefly and her 2015 calf. Firefly is a female first seen in 1990. As we approached, we could see a lot of whitewater in the distance – the calf was breaching! I also saw [...]

August 12

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

After yesterday’s wind and rain, we were happy to get back out on the ocean today. Seas were calm with just a little swell left over from the stormy conditions.  As we headed to Stellwagen Bank, we passed a minke in the distance and then we saw that 2 other whale watch boats were with [...]