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August 14- 16, 2011 Stellwagen Bank trip

Humpbacks everywhere!!!

8/15/11 was the day of breaching
8/16/11 was the day of cooperative bubble feeding
73 individual whales were sighted; 6 are unknown and 67 have been identified including 40 new ones for our trips. 
Breaching humpback, 8/15/11 on Stellwagen

8/15/11 One day of breaching

Fluke and ID Photos from 8/15/11

August 15, 2011:  Breaching and breaching!!

The passengers and crew of the Viking Starship were treated to an amazing two days of non-stop humpback activity on our offshore whale watch trip.  This year we headed to Stellwagen   Bank and found our first humpbacks at daybreak on Monday.  The day was intermittently stormy and the humpbacks were breaching repeatedly through our 10 hours of observations.  We were able to get close to  and photograph 44 humpbacks on Monday 8/15.

CRESLI/Viking Fleet 2011 Offshore trip: Day 1


August 16, 2011:  cooperative bubble feeding!

We didn’t think that anything could top our first day – but we were wrong.  At daybreak on day two (8/16) we encountered our first of 36 humpbacks that were bubble feeding in large groups all around us and as far as one could see.  Massive open-mouth surface feeding displays were seen throughout our time with the whales on Tuesday, and they were joined by thousands of pelagic birds and hundreds of Atlantic white-side dolphins. UTTERLY AMAZING!

 Cooperativebubble  feeding humpback
One day of bubble feeding! 8/16/11

Fluke and ID photos from 8/16/11


CRESLI/Viking Fleet 2011 Offshore trip: Day 2:

Below is an alphabetized list of the whale seen. 

Abrasion
Aerospace
Algebra
Alphorn
Ampersand
Aphid
Artillerry
Aswan
Backgammon
Banyan
Barb
Belly
Bolide
Bolide's 2011 calf
Bounce
Bowline
BRISTLE
Buzzard
Cajun
Canopy
Canopy's 2011 calf
Cantilever
Centipede
Circuit
Conflux
Coral
Division
Dracula
Echo
Ember
Epee
Eruption
Firefly
Fracture
Ganesh
Ganesh's 2011 calf
Greenbean
Hancock
Hippocampus
Infinity
Jabiru
Joy
Jumanji
Lariat
Midnight
Milkweed
Music
Pele
Peresid's 2010 calf
Pivot
Pixar
Pleats
Pogo
Polaris
Pumba
Pumpkin Seed
Putter
Rattan
Scratch
Soot
Stonewall
Storm
Strike
Tapioca
Tear
Tracer
Tunguska
Ventisca's 08 calf
Venom
Venom's 2011 calf
Walrus
Wave
Windrose
4 unknowns

 

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