One individual moving slowly SW about 100 meters off the coast near Cape Saunders. Easily seen from shore.
DOC confirmed ID from pectoral fins and behavior. The whale hung around for over 20 minutes a few hundred metres offshore.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA - Stellwagen Grand Banks Marine Sanctuary. Whale watch.
Single right whale skim feeding 2 miles SE of Gloucester Harbor, copepods visible on surface.
A great surprise, just before sunset to see an amazing creature swimming near the surface! This is an approximate location!
Posting courtesy of Wade Doak
Photo by Jamie Quirk
Mother and juvenile.
Mother and calf
Female and calf apart from other group of 3 or so, mating?
Balaenidae /bəˈliːnɨdiː/ is a family of whales of the suborder mysticete that contains two living genera. Historically, it is known as the right whale family, as it was thought to contain only species of right whales. Through most of the 20th Century, however, that became a much-debated (and unresolved) topic amongst the scientific community. Finally, in the early 2000s, science reached a definitive conclusion: the bowhead whale, once commonly known as the Greenland right whale, was...