Cape Ann Whale Watch Weekly Sightings
5/2/09
The whales were great today!
We had 2 very large humpback whales give us a close approach today,
meaning that the whales were under the boat multiple times.
Some passengers did get to see 3 whales breaching in the distance.

 Today they were just 14 miles from us.

the wind was SW at 10 knots.
Air temp was just 48 degrees.

(14 miles off Gloucester MA)
 Any Question about this sighting please
e-mail me at nick@caww.com

 

Type of whale                     Number of Sightings*



Humpback                                10-12 in the area
(Megaptera Novaeangliae)                   
Finback                                 1 in the area
(Balaenoptera Physalus) 
                  
Minke
(Balaenoptera Acutorostrata)            1

Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin             20-25 on 4/28/09
(Lagenorhynchus Acutus)
RISSO'S DOLPHIN
Grampus griseus
Porpoise                                0
Right Whale                             0
Sei Whale                               0

Pilot Whales                            0
Blue Whale                              0

Bird Sightings--

Sooty Shearwater

(Puffinus griseus)                      0

Greater Shearwater

(Puffinus gravis)                       0

Manx Shearwater

(Puffinus puffinus)                     0   

Wilson's Storm Petrel

(Oceanites oceanicus)                   0

Northern Gannet

(Sula bassanus)                         10-20

Common Tern

(Sterna paradisaea)                     0 

Loon                                       

(Gavia immer)                            2
Bonaparte`s Gull

(Larus philadelphia)                     0
Other Sightings

Lots of Gulls

* While every effort is made to differentiate between individual whales, 
it is possible that a whale may be sighted more than once in any one week.
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