May 20, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:

Today was the first trip on the Miss Cape Ann and it was the perfect way to start the season! We traveled to Jefferey’s Ledge and spotted quite a few spouts in the area. We started our trip with a pod of about 25-35 Atlantic White Sided dolphins milling around the same area as a feeding sei whale! Although our chances of spotting a sei whale are slightly greater this time of year, it is still a rare and exciting sighting! The whale was skim feeding at the surface, we even got to see the whale’s baleen! We watched as two minkes whales traveled through the area as well. We ended our trip with great looks at a pair of large female humpback whales, Spar and Sabot. The pair was deep feeding, but we were able to get great close looks. The weather was a little chilly, but it was a perfect four species day out on the water! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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