Saturday, August 24, 2013

What a great day! The morning was a bit choppy, but we were able to pick up 3 different fin whales about 6 miles from Gloucester. We got some of the best looks I’ve had all year. The whales were literally right beside the boat a couple different times. Thanks to my friend Beth Brau for these great pictures!!!!

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This afternoon, the wind dropped off and there were very few white caps. The first thing we saw was a Mola mola, or ocean sunfish. the most exciting part is that it breached!!! It literally dove and then jumped out of the water, not once, but twice. So exciting!!! I’m hoping to post a video soon, but for the meantime, here is a picture of it.

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We kept going a little bit and found one of the fin whales from the morning. It stayed at the surface for about 12 breaths each time it came up. Every time it surfaced, it would raise its tail stock out of the water like it was going to dive. Then when it did go down for a dive, the surfacing looked like a regular fin whale surfacing.  What a great day to be on the water!!!!

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Today Rocket Rodger was on the boat. He recorded the audio today on the trip and is going to broadcast it on his radio show in PA sometime soon. I’ll keep you posted on that. Check out his website at http://www.rocketrodger.com

Until next week…

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2 thoughts on “Saturday, August 24, 2013

  1. great photos, especially with one with the rainbow in the spray. and i love that you can click on them and see them bigger! thanks for posting!

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  2. The whale trip will be on the internet radio on Saturday August 31st at 8 pm Eastern Time – There is a time zone converter on my website http://www.rocketrodger.com
    Click on the moving spaceship on the home page to get to the radio station on I heart Radio.
    My shows are on every Saturday and Sunday evening from 8 pm until a little after 9pm.
    This is a children’s music and story time. Any other times you get a college radio station.
    Peace
    Rodger

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