Blue Ocean Society's Whale Sightings

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Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1- Prince of Whales, Newburyport

Welcome students from Sunapee and most of our new 2012 Summer Interns! Although the sun was shining, the seas were a bit bouncy so everyone got to experience a little bit of Mother Nature today! We searched and searched for whales. We went to the places we found whales last weekend but they were no longer there :(

Finally we got a hot report from a boat a few miles away and we were happy to find the whale still there when we arrived. Our luck got even better as this humpback whale was very well behaved for us- taking short dives and surfacing close by each time.  It wasn't feeding deep, but was feeding as was evidenced by the bubble clouds we witnessed.
HWC# 0050 spout!

 This whale was identified as HWC# 0050- no name yet but hopefully we can assign it a proper name soon. We at Blue Ocean Society first saw this whale just last summer and are happy to see it back on Jeffreys Ledge. Hopefully it will become a regular visitor!

On our trip back up the Merrimack River we were treated to a bonus sighting of a dozen harbor seals hauled out on the rocks near Salisbury Beach! It won't be long until these smaller marine mammals leave the river and venture further north for the summer.

Harbor Seals in the river
Thanks to everyone for your patience today. Sunapee, we look forward to seeing you next year!

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