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whale

Habitat:

ocean

Notes:

on a whale watch 20 miles east of boston ma. u.s.a.



1 Species ID Suggestions

Humpback whale
Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback whale


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31 Comments (1–25)

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 8 years ago

Jaw dropping!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 8 years ago

Time and money prevent it at the moment..but it is on the list of to do's.

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Not hard to do Heather!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 8 years ago

This trip is on my bucket list...

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Oh so lucky!!!! The perfect combination calm uncrowded and plenty of reason to run from side to side. Can't get over how bath tub like this mouth is. Tempted to dive in... well if it weren't so cold and about to close

TomJrCasey
TomJrCasey 8 years ago

Gale we left from gloucester that day the ocean was as smooth as a pond there were only a dozen people on the boat so we could run from one side to the other

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Tom looks like you are on or a little north of Stellwagen bank. Did you leave from Gloucester or Provincetown?

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 8 years ago

Oh neat Tom. It looks like a fun trip. My "locations" get messed up sometimes too.

TomJrCasey
TomJrCasey 8 years ago

i think i fixed the map

TomJrCasey
TomJrCasey 8 years ago

heather we were on the atlantic ocean

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Huh! Check your map again I think you might have put it in the wrong on the google map

K.c.Truax
K.c.Truax 8 years ago

Its Pacific @Heather

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 8 years ago

I'm a little confused. Is the note, or the location wrong? This is an awesome picture, but is it Atlantic or Pacific? I know my location entries get messed up sometimes when I tab to a new field...but not usually the other side of the world.

K.c.Truax
K.c.Truax 8 years ago

Yep,I noticed,but I though you were near some island like Mariana's or something,I guess my doubt is that if you were in a boat trip. Is just really cool that you were in a remote place and able to see this beauty! :) Thanks

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Awesome spotting!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 8 years ago

A Spectacular sighting.. Just Awesome! Looking closely, one can see some of the fish fry in the gaping mouth..

TomJrCasey
TomJrCasey 8 years ago

we were on a whalewatch cruise off the coast of boston ma. u.s.a. i don't think we went to japan that day .thanks for the comments.

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Tom would you like to add this photo to Marine Mammals of the world? http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6544...

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

K.c. Tryax...If you zoom out on the google map you will see it was SE of Japan.

K.c.Truax
K.c.Truax 8 years ago

Awesome pic! where was the pic taken?

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Wow. Impressive picture. I loved beeing there in that moment.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Wonderful!

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Just checked... off Japan?!?! Wonder if it was effected by the volcano, the tsunami and now nuclear runoff?

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Where was this whale photographed? Do you know about http://www.coa.edu/html/nahc.htm ... they have the catalog for all the North Atlantic Humpback whales... Individuals are recognized by the patterns on the ventral side of their fluke, there are whales that have been followed since the late 1970's (some females are great grandmothers).

Meik
Meik 8 years ago

Stunning picture!

TomJrCasey
Spotted by
TomJrCasey

Massachusetts, USA

Lat: 42.62, Long: -69.48

Spotted on Jul 12, 2008
Submitted on May 12, 2011

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