Sunday, May 12, 2019

Opening weekend, 2019!

Happy Mother's Day! We had a nice opening weekend filled with whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and seabirds! Saturday was the first day of whale watching for us after a very long winter! We were more than excited (as were many of our guests on board) to head out to Jeffreys Ledge to see what was out there. After a little searching, we found a humpback whale feeding using bubble clouds to concentrate her prey. Also in the area, but really hard to see, were dozens of northern gannets, dolphins, porpoises and even a very stealthy sei whale!

Today, Mother's Day, started out glassy-calm, allowing for us to spot several pods of harbor porpoises, a couple of harbor seals, some Atlantic white sided dolphins and a minke whale before the winds picked up a touch. Further off shore, we found a humpback whale who was enjoying staying under water for 12+ minutes at a time. Eventually, after a lot of patience, we were able to get close enough to identify this whale. It was good ol' NAHWC 0050!! Welcome back!

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