Archive for September, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

What a fabulous day on the water! It’s hard to believe autumn is here as the temperatures were in the 80’s when we left the dock.  We had beautiful sunny skies, relatively calm seas and excellent visibility.
Our first sighting came shortly after we left the dock. Just as we rounded Thacher Island, we spotted a [...]

Saturday, Sept 16

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
There are few words that can describe this morning! We started our trip with looks at a large ocean sunfish! Nearby, we watched a fin whale traveling. Through the fog we saw a single humpback whale lunge feeding at the surface. A couple miles away we found Cajun and her calf. The calf [...]

Friday, Sept 15

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning started off foggy in the harbor but right outside we found some harbor porpoise and a minke whale. We got some amazing looks at the minke whale as it surfaced right next to the boat. We slowed down to look closely and listen for whales through the fog and spotted a [...]

Tuesday, Sept 12

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Heading east of Cape Ann, we passed by several minke whales before finding a group of 3 humpback whales!  This trio was new (to me) and goes to show just how much whales move around! One of the whales in the group, Bayou, had a damaged tail- the result of getting hit by a good-sized [...]

Sept 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Beautiful whale watch today! We found a huge fin whale (ID’ed as #0932) and ocean sunfish (scientific name is Mola mola- a fish so nice, they named it twice
They were just off of Thatcher Island- only 30 minutes off of our dock. We continued on to find at least a [...]