Cape Cod Whale Watch

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Humpback Whale off Cape Cod

Yes, we admit it.  We’re tired of a long, lingering cold spring and a too late start to the field research season.  So, we’re fast-forwarding to summer with a virtual whale watch in Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod.

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Humpback Whale “Trevor” Identified by Fluke Design

Beyond the unbridled pleasure of seeing these great mammals up close and personal, professional naturalists on certified whale watch vessels provide observational data and photographic documentation of whales that yield information on population trends, as well as health of individual animals and general behavioral characteristics.

August Whale Watch in Stellwagen Bank

At least once a year, Turtle Journal heads out on a whale watch boat from either Plymouth Harbor or Provincetown to visit Stellwagen Bank and to savor the experience of cruising with these giant animals.  We also gather documentary material on humpback, finback and minke whales for our educational programs, as well as observations of other marine megafauna such as ocean sunfish.

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Humpback Whale Prepares to Dive

There is nothing so majestic as a group of humpback whales coordinating a massive “bubble net” feeding, and afterwards blowing steam for a deep dive to begin the process all over again.

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