Whales spotted from shore! Jeanne Blake photographs moments between Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester Mass.

photos from Jeanne Blake July 10, 2019 – whale(s) passing back and forth

 

 

Video from Cliff- whale blows (look at left of frame at 30 sec mark in the distance) and bubbles or whale footprint at center. Ten minutes prior, observers describe seeing a dramatic whale breach. They could see the whale from its back and it was so far out of the water both fins visible.

 

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Perhaps these are the same minke whales spotted off Halibut Point July 9, 2019 mentioned in  today’s GDT here:  “On Monday, Rockport native John Parisi spotted two whales off the coast of Halibut Point on Monday while fishing with his son and his son’s friend. “We were fishing for stripers,” said Parisi. “There were a lot of porgies jumping out of the water. Then there was a huge commotion with the fish. I looked over and saw these two whales breach the ocean with their dorsal fins.” Parisi’s video here 

Off Shore Road on Sunday

On Shore Road on Sunday the whales gave us all a thrill.  It was amazing to watch and listen to the people watching the whales.  There were claps and lots of looks of awe.  NOAA reminds boaters to say far away from these beautiful animals.  As you can see there was a yellow boat way to close.