Friday, June 17, 2022

June 15-16

 Wednesday, June 15

Today we had two trips! Our first was with a group of students from Gilford, NH who were treated to some fabulous looks at two humpback whales, Pinball and Satula! These two have been in the area for a few days now. We also did a little science by deploying a CTD unit that measures the ocean temperature and salinity in the water column!

Intern Ana pulling in the CTD unit

We found the same two humpback whales during our afternoon trip, but also found lots of minke whales, a couple of seals and a distant look at an ocean sunfish. Oh, and we can't forget about the hundreds of Wilson's storm petrels!

Minke whale

Thursday, June 16

Today we stayed at the dock due to adverse sea conditions. Sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate for offshore wildlife viewing. We'll try again tomorrow!

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