Wednesday, June 14, 2023

June 12-14, 2023

Whales have been doing a good job shifting around the past few days, causing for extra search efforts during our trips. But wild animals can and certainly do just that! Our searching paid off on Monday when we found and spent time with a humpback whale. This humpback whale is a new one for us for the season, and we are in the process of identifying it.

The windy and rainy weather kept us on land on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we had two trips starting with a school group from Deerfield. The trip began with another unknown humpback whale and ended with a VERY familiar one - Pinball and her 2023 calf!
Pinball spent most of her time subsurface. Her calf, on the other hand, was quite the opposite. Lots of squiggly behavior creating plenty of whitewater.
Pinball's calf lob-tailing
During our afternoon trip, we returned to where we were in the morning. We ran into some offshore fog, but it soon cleared, and we were in search mode. Followed by more search mode. And still even more. Unfortunately, we did not find any whales and look forward to our passengers returning to experience the whale aspect of the Gulf of Maine!

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