- 2 finback whales
Today was our last trip of the 2013 season. The winds were increasing out of the northwest as we headed across Stellwagen Bank and through the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We haven't had much bait on the bank so we continued to the east in the hopes of finding some animals further offshore.
|Finback whale surfacing.|
As we continued offshore, our captain picked up a distant blow off our bow. This turned out to be a single finback whale that was feeding deep in the area. Finbacks are the second largest of all the baleen whales and the largest whale that we see feeding off New England.
|Right flank of the finback whale.|
|Finbacks surfacing side-by-side.|