Friday, July 27, 2018

From Naturalist Beth

This morning we traveled to the whales through the Annisquam River. It was a great break from the fog this morning.

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We spent most of our trip with three large fin whales, including Ladder. He is a presumed male that tends to frequent our area.

Ladder!

Ladder!

He was traveling with two companions, we were able to keep track of them, even in the fog and got some amazing close looks. We rarely see fin whales traveling together but it is one of the most impressive sightings to see out on the water.

Ladder and friend

Ladder and friend

In the same area, as the fog lifted, we found two humpback whales! Jabiru and her calf were traveling through the area. Jabiru staying down on longer dives while the calf surfaced right next to our boat. We also saw a minke whale passing through the area. Great morning!

Jabiru

Jabiru

This afternoon the fog lifted and we found two whales that we didn’t spot this morning. We spent our time with Nine and Milkyway, two female humpback whales not far off the coast of Rockport, Mass.

Nine and Milkyway

Nine and Milkyway

Nine

Nine

The whales spent time right next to the boat, Nine tail breached off of our stern. We got some amazing close looks at the pair!

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