Archive for October, 2017

Saturday, Oct 21

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

From Naturalist Lauren
What a beautiful and mild autumn day out on the water today! We didn’t have to venture far off shore to see our first pair of humpback whales. These two whales (one of which we believe to be a whale named Bayou) were leisurely hanging out at the surface near our boat while [...]

October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20th, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna
Whales have been amazing lately! Yesterday was a bit tough for us since the whales were spending most of their time underwater, but today was incredible with at least 20 humpback whales just a dozen miles from Gloucester!  We had several groups of humpback whales and some solitary ones. Several times today, the [...]

October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

We had a great day today, with sightings of both baleen and toothed whales!
We weren’t far out of the harbor and spotted a large number birds in the distance. We soon saw splashes underneath them – dolphins!  We headed over and found hundreds of northern gannets and gulls, with about 100 Atlantic white-sided dolphins!  We [...]

October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
Today we spotted about 10 different humpback whales in the fog. We spent time with multiple groups including Echo and Bayou. We got some amazing close looks. The whales were deep feeding beneath the surface.

October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
We left Gloucester harbor and headed NE. We found a handful of whales feeding out to the east. We had about 20 different humpback whales in the area along with about 400 Atlantic white-sided dolphins. It was amazing to see so many whales feeding in one area. We had multiple groups but watched Cattail [...]

October 6, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
Not far off the coast of Cape Ann today we found about 12 different humpback whales! We started with Dross filtering at the surface along with Gunslinger and Measles in the area. We watched Spoon traveling with Chromosome, they were both logging at the surface. We found another trio of humpback whales including [...]

Saturday, Oct 7

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Whales have been really close to Gloucester lately!  This makes for trips with lots of time on whales and less traveling time! Today, in spite of foggy conditions to start with, we found 8 humpback whales and one minke whale. Humpbacks included were Dross, Circuit, Clipper, Bayou, Ravine, Owl and her calf.  OWL is one [...]