Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We traveled offshore with clear skies, light winds, and calm seas. The air was very dry and visibility was unlimited. We traveled to the eastern edge of Stellwagen Bank where we came across over a dozen minke whales and over a dozen humpback whales, with another dozen a mile away in any direction.
We had whales doing some surface feeding, blowing bubble nets and clouds, but coming up with mouth closed. We then had whales deeper feeding.
In addition to the feeding, we got to see two breaches, one from the Grande Dame—Salt! She doesn’t do such things too often, but when she does it is impressive as she is massively large. She then proceeded to flipper slap for 5 minutes. While she did this, her calf Zelle just circled her closely.