A foggy, rainy day offshore. The winds were ENE 10-15 early, although they did let up later on. We had about a 3-5 foot sea on the way across the S end of Stellwagen Bank, but it let up to about a 2-3 foot sea for the trip home.
We observed several humpbacks (as singles and as pairs), while running across the S end of Stellwagen, and we were treated to a couple of breaches (from two different whales, one of them Habernero). We ended up just E of the SE corner of Stellwagen, where we found about 15 to 20 humpbacks, most of which were in two feeding squadrons, one of which we we pleased to watch for a while. There were 7 to 8 animals in the group, including Crown, Whisk, and Draco (pictured above).
Most birds seen were greater shearwaters.