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In the Great South Channel

Monday, August 10, 2015:

Our 15th trip to the Great South Channel in the past 14 years was another amazing adventure. In fact, it was one of the best of all time. Our 1st morning, began with sei whales, followed by fin whales, humpbacks, minke whales and dolphins.  The real fun began after 6:00 PM when scores of humpbacks, in groups of up to ten began to cooperatively bubble feed. It was amazing to watch this go on for 1.5 hours.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014:

Our second day began with clear skies and , whales, and dolphins, and breaching. We weighed anchor and headed  to a new area and found new whales we hadn't seen the previous day. Today, some repeats, but also lots of whales we hadn’t seen before. And our 2015 Breachfest took place

PHOTOS

VDEO 1 BY SCOTT YOUNG

VIDEO 2 BY SCOTT YOUNG

VIDEO 1 BY TIM FRANCIS

VIDEO 2 BY TIM fRANCIS


 TOTALS FOR THE TRIP

80 humpback whales (18 unknowns)
20 minke whales
3 finback whales
3 Sei whales
100 short-beaked common dolphins
1 Blue shark

1 Basking Shark
500 Wilson's Storm Petrels
25 Leach's Storm Petrels
200 Cory’s Shearwaters
2000 Great Shearwaters
25 Sooty Shearwaters
15 Manx Shearwaters
5 Parasitic Jaegers
1 Skua sp.
3 Northern Gannets
1 Skua sp.
2 Phalarope sp.
 
We have now had 944 humpback encounters in our trips to the Great South Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally. With the assistance of Laura Howes of Boston Harbor Cruises, the Gulf of Maine Humpback group, the Center for Coastal Studies, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook, we have photo-identified 372 different whales during these trips.

Click here to see a list of all humpbacks from CRESLI trips since 2002
Click here for a gallery of our identified humpbacks from 2002-2015

August 10-11, 2015

AUGUST 10,2015 AUGUST 11,2015
IF DRACULA
JIGSAW INFINITY
NEWTON PHOSPHORESCENCE
SAMOVAR AMULET
PEAJACK 2012 CALF AMULET 2015 CALF
STACCATO CIRCUIT
GLO-STICK BRISTLE
WAVE SCARAB
CRYSTAL SCARAB 2015 CALF
CAT EYES
BINARY 3 UNKNOWNS
POLARIS
J.T.
WYOMING
THALLASSA
PHAROS
EGRET
GANESH
PUTTER
JOUST  
DIVINGBOARD
DIVINGBOARD 2015 CALF
GHOST
ELECTRON
DOME
STORM
PLEATS
SHUFFLEBOARD 
SHUFFLEBOARD 2015 CALF
IRIS
ENTROPY
FULCRUM
FULCRUM'S 2015 CALF
MEDAL
STUB
ABRASION
ABRASION 2015 CALF
TECTONIC
PIXAR
BUZZARD
LYNX
FRAGMENT
ROCKER
SPIRIT
MARSH  
FRACTURE  
CIRCUS  
ASWAN  
SPLICE  
THICKET  
LILLIUM  
YAHTZEE  
TILT  
CONFLUX  
14 UNKNOWNS  
   



For more information on humpback whales, click here.

For links to earlier sighting reports and photos from Great South Channel trips, click here.

 

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