Humpback's from Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary

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  1. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I spent most of the day tuesday on the NOAA vessel R/V "Auk," collecting Northern Sand Lance (Ammodytes dubius) from the Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary for our research here at UCONN. We collected 87 fish this time, saw a lot of whales, an adorable harbor seal, and managed to avoid frostbite! Here's a few of the many whales we saw--we even had one humpback breach within 20 feet of the boat and do a beautiful headstand; it caught us all by surprise and I sadly didn't have my camera ready for that one.

    [​IMG]_RSP0990-Edit by f_one_eight, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_RSP1031-Edit by f_one_eight, on Flickr

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    No wild breaches, but it was awesome to see this many humpbacks while doing research. It's day's like these that make this program and course of study so worth it :)

    Cheers!
    Jake


     
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    Nice! I'd love to have a go at shooting some whales someday.
     
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    It's really beautiful out there!! It's pretty hard to shoot whales, that's for sure.

    Thanks for the kind words,
    Jake


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    Nice shots Jake. Is it unusual for the whales to still be there this time of year?

    ( Hijack: We are coming back to Sagamore Bridge spot again this year. Maybe a cup of coffee or a tent overnight spot if u need one?
    Will be volunteering at Canal Visitor Center in Sandwich from April 15 ish til late October.)
     
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    We were surprised to see so many so active out there this time--we figured most would have moved out of the area by now.

    Maybe a cup of coffee for sure!

    Jake
     
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