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Whale Watch - July 18, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 18

An absolutely spectacular day out on the southwest corner! Gliding over gentle seas, we ran into some fog on the way to our whale reports, but upon arrival found clear, sunny skies, and plenty of...

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Whale Watch - July 6, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 6

What a spectacular day this turned out to be. Captain Adam led the crew and crowd aboard the Sanctuary far to the southeast with intentions of providing exceptional whale sightings, and wow, was that...

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Whale Watch - July 2, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 2

Today we escaped the heat and headed out into the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary aboard the Cetacea. We saw two species of whales during today's expeditions! ...

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Whale Watch - June 25, 2017
Whale Watch Log: June 25

Today was one in a million. Owl and her calf took turns flipper slapping, lobtailing, and breaching! It left all of us speechless and feeling incredibly lucky. ...

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Whale Watch - June 18, 2017
Whale Watch Log: June 18

Despite having poor visibility at times, we managed to spot two humpback whales: a mom and her young calf! ...

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Whale Watch - May 28, 2017
Whale Watch Log: May 28

We embarked on the noon whale watch with hopes of seeing the buzzing activity that we’ve been experiencing on Jeffreys Ledge over the last couple of days and we were not disappointed. ...

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Press Release - April 4, 2017
She’s Alive! Famous Humpback Found

Last September, one of the most famous whales in New England, a humpback female named Echo, was spotted seriously entangled in fishing gear. But there was cause for rejoicing when whale watches...

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Whale Watch - April 3, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 3

The New England Aquarium Whale Watch it starting off with a splash! ...

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Whale Watch - October 13, 2016
Whale Watch Log: October 13

On today’s whale watch, we headed near the southwest corner of Stellwagen to find an estimated 17-18 humpbacks kick-feeding and bubble net feeding! ...

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Whale Watch - October 4, 2016
Whale Watch Log: October 4, 2016

After almost a week of being stuck onshore due to rough sea conditions, we were granted with a beautiful, fall day yesterday. The whales did not disappoint! ...

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Whale Watch - September 11, 2016
Whale Watch Log: September 11, 2016

Undiscouraged by the dark clouds brewing overhead, we were thrilled to find up to two dozen humpback whales in manageable sea conditions right on the southwest corner. ...

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Whale Watch - September 3, 2016
Whale Watch Log: September 3, 2016

The Sanctuary kicked off Labor Day weekend with great sightings of ten or so humpbacks, including Hancock, Pumba, Jabiru, Cajun, Perseid, and Bolide. We had great looks at these animals and were...

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Whale Watch - August 17, 2016
Whale Watch Log: August 17, 2016

This afternoon the Aurora with Captain Chip and his fantastic crew headed out to the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. In a white cap strewn sea we spotted a trio of humpback whales who we easily...

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Whale Watch - July 27, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 27, 2016

The lucidity of the glassy sea betrayed the motives of our creatures, for we could spy the sudden oscillations of Jabiru’s tail as she changed direction at depths exceeding 20’! And that's not...

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Whale Watch - July 16, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 16

As we made our way into the southeast corner of Stellwagen Bank we sighted one whale doing quite a bit of flipper slapping as well as another pair nearby. At one point we had four whales, two on...

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Whale Watch - July 6, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 6

Upon the glassy seaway of the Southeast Corner we spotted a miniature humpback whale heaving its ivory flippers in gawkish fashion. It was a sign of all the action to come. ...

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Whale Watch - June 23, 2016
Whale Watch Log: June 23

Naturalists and passengers spotted 17 humpback whales at the northeast corner of Stellwagen Bank. ...

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