Sept 18

The forecast was predicting choppy seas, rain, and thunderstorms, so the crew of the Miss Cape Ann anxiously waited all day for the weather to get worse, luckily for us the lousy forecast never came to fruition.  We were delighted to find a handful of humpback whales on the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank.  The fish finder indicated the food was sporadic, but there were localized areas of dense prey patches.  We did not observe any surface feeding, but the whales were staying down on long dives, presumably feeding at depth.  We recognized Komodo, Lutris, and UFO; but, there were a few other whales in the area, as well.

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