The 2016 season has begun!

We are so excited to start a new season and see what the Gulf of Maine brings to us this year!  Yesterday was a rough start to the season with lots of fog which didn’t help us to spot whales. But, today was a different story. We headed up to Jeffreys Ledge to find several feeding sei whales! Yes, I said SEI whales!! These rare, endangered whale typically spend their time much further off shore, beyond the Gulf of Maine. We were treated to 3-5 sei whales surface feeding- mouths wide open, baleen showing, and lunging on their sides. It was amazing!  The Sei whale population in this area (which includes the Scotian shelf) is only 1400-2200 individuals. This was such a treat for both the experienced and novice whale watchers.

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