Archive for August, 2017

Labor day Weekend!

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Lots of stuff happening in Gloucester this weekend!
33Rd Annual Gloucester Schooner festival

Celebrate Gloucester’s fishing heritage with a festival of Schooners! Come watch the Mayor’s Race and see some historic fishing schooners including: the Adventure, The Ardelle, The Thomas E Lannon, The Bald Eagle, The Green Dragon, the Sugar Babe, the Redbird, and the Lewis [...]

Tuesday, August 29

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Today we departed at 11:00 and headed north to Jeffrey Ledge. Although we were never actually on the Ledge itself, we found lots of fun activity. A huge fin whale was seen just off of Gloucester/Rockport. This was #0932, a whale first seen in 2009!

We passed by a few small pods of harbor porpoises before [...]

August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:
This morning we found a big pile of humpback whales near the southern end of Stellwagen Bank. Venom, Nile, Cajun and her calf, Springboard and her calf, Infinity and more were all in the area, with Cajun’s calf being quite active!
This afternoon, the wind picked up as predicted but seas were still workable [...]

August 19, 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to the southwestern end of Stellwagen Bank. We started our trip with amazing looks at Cajun and Perseid traveling with their calves. Both of the calves surfaced right next to our boat. You could clearly see the whole whale beneath the surface, definitely once in a lifetime looks! We [...]

August 18, 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to the southern end of Stellwagen Bank, there we started our trip with two humpback whales, Timberline and UFO. Timberline came right over to the boat, tail breached off our bow, and hung right underneath our boat. Timberline turned over to get a better look at our boat, we [...]

Aug 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:
This morning we traveled 32 miles to find a fantastic pile of humpback whales! We had a group of 5, a trio, a couple of pairs and some singletons all around the boat! You know it’s a great trip when the boat barely has to move to see whales!
This afternoon, we headed to [...]

Aug 14, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled far down on the southern end of Stellwagen Bank and found 6 different humpback whales. We started off with Ursa and her calf traveling with an unknown individual. Ursa was first sighted here in 1984, so she is at least 33 years old! The three stayed at the surface [...]

Aug 13, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we found whales on the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. We started off the trip watching Pitcher feeding. She was blowing bubbles, we could even see her filtering out the saltwater on a few looks! There was another single humpback whale in the area feeding as well. We found a whale [...]

Aug 11, 2017

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

From Naturalist Rebeca:
This morning we had a slow start and found a lone humpback whale IDed as Nuages! Nuages means clouds in French, for some white puffy spots on its fluke. Although it was by itself, the calm ocean conditions gave us some fantastic looks at the humpback. You could see its entire body right [...]

Aug 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to Stellwagen Bank and watched Hancock and her calf traveling through the area. The pair took us further south on the bank. Both whales surfaced right next to the boat and spent a lot of time at the surface. We were able to get some amazing looks today. We [...]