Whales

Delargy.com ] Go up one Level ] Nevada 2000 ] California2000 ] DC ] Sept 11 ] LA-Vegas ] FL 2002 ] NorthWest ] Hawaii - 2003 ] Canada - 2003 ] [ Whales ] Acadia ] Florida 2004 ] California 2004 ] New England 2004 ] Colorado and Utah ] Hawaii 2005 ] Texas ] New England 2005 ] Texas, Louisiana & Arkansas ] Moose ] British Columbia ] Arizona ] USA 2013 ]
 

A long afternoon out with the Whales in Stellwagen Bay, near Provincetown, MA

Scroll down to see all the pictures and a bit of Frank history

Humpback Whale feeding. Bubbles help keep krill together.

This is a Humpback feeding. They create a set of bubble that forces the fish they eat into a constrained area then they rise up through it and grab the fish.

The fluke or tail of a Humpback Whale near Gloucester Massachusetts

Humpback on it's way back down to chase some more fish to the top.

This humpback Whale actually bumped into our boat. Check out tht baleen, the stuff that the filter the krill with. When the whale bumped the boat all  of the krill came flying out of it's mouth.

This Humpback actually bumped into our boat. Nobody fell overboard, but you could feel it hit! When it hit a lot of the fish flew out of it's mouth.

Good view of Humpback whale comng up feeding with another whale boat about the same size as ours.

This was another boat about the same size as ours. We used Captain Bill's Whale Watching (recommended)

 

Great view of bubbles formed by the whales as they force the krill up to the surface.

Here you can clearly see the bubbles that the whale makes to drive the fish up and inward.

Red Manufactory building in Gloucester harbour, Massachusetts.

This building is on the way out of (and into) Gloucester Harbor. 

You can also see the sister ship of the fishing boat that was lost in the 'unnamed storm' and later immortalized in the movie "The Perfect Storm". A side note. By sheer coincidence, I had a business meeting right on Gloucester Bay on October 31st,  1991, the day of the storm. The meeting was held in a conference room about 20 feet from the ocean with great big picture windows looking straight out at the incredible surf. We didn't get much business accomplished. The coast road which our hotel was on was wiped out and the lower part of the hotel was destroyed with giant boulders ending up in some of the rooms that remained. It was an awesome experience to say the least and a night to remember. The storm was a complete surprise to the weathermen and quite an experience to go through. I can only imagine what those who were in boats had to endure. 


Delargy.com ] Go up one Level ] Nevada 2000 ] California2000 ] DC ] Sept 11 ] LA-Vegas ] FL 2002 ] NorthWest ] Hawaii - 2003 ] Canada - 2003 ] [ Whales ] Acadia ] Florida 2004 ] California 2004 ] New England 2004 ] Colorado and Utah ] Hawaii 2005 ] Texas ] New England 2005 ] Texas, Louisiana & Arkansas ] Moose ] British Columbia ] Arizona ] USA 2013 ]

Whales, Gloucester, Perfect Storm, boats, stellwaggen, krill