2012 June 20, Wednesday
Gulf of Maine
East of Chatham, MA &
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Today we had some special passengers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) with us. We took them out to see the humpback whales, and they were not disappointed! We also flew over the beautiful IFAW sailboat called "Song of the Whale" which was here this week from its usual base in London, England. Folks on that boat have been out in the Gulf of Maine supporting other scientists in their whale-tagging efforts.
Here are a few of our favorite photos from today -- all courtesy of IFAW. Note the two pairs of moms and calves, the open mouth in the bubble-feeding photo, and the energetic fella who gave us quite a show with all of his backdives and fin-slapping!
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