2012 June 19, Tuesday
Gulf of Maine, East of Chatham, MA
We've got whales! The humpbacks are definitely hanging out here in the waters 15-20 miles east of Chatham, MA. And the finbacks and minkes and basking sharks are discovering the goods, too. Today we witnessed much "bubble feeding" and with more of a community concerted effort than we've ever seen! Groups of 10-12 humpback wheels all working together, diving, driving the fish upward, and then gorging themselves. And the birds know where it's all happening. They practically dive right into the open mouths of the whales. It's just an awesome sight.
Here's a photo of a basking shark, and one of the huge family of humpback whales bubble feeding.
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