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Surface feeding Sei Whales are a lot of fun to watch and photograph. This method of feeding allows you several chances to get that eye which you wouldn't normally get to see. (MH) . . #whalewatching #7seaswhalewatch #seiwhale #whale #gloucester #capeann #newenglandwildlife #newengland #gulfofmaine #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildlife #earthofficial #earth_shotz #earthcapture #natureza #natureaddict #nature #naturephotography #allnatureshots #instagood #picoftheday #🐋 #👀

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Sometimes fighting through choppy sea conditions really pays off. While it's not always the case, humpbacks sometimes tend to be more acrobatic and surface active on choppy days. (MH) . . #whalewatchingtour #7seaswhalewatch #whitecaps #choppywater #choppyseas #roughseas #roughwater #wind #windy #bigwaves #stillfun #acrobatics #breach #whalesofinstagram #humpbackwhale #whale #whalelife #whalelove #discoverocean #discoverearth #adventure #whitewater #splash #spray #wildride #gloucester #capeann #boston #naturetrip #🐋

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We were fortunate to see dolphins on a lot of our trips this season. We were even more fortunate that several of those sightings were of Common Dolphins which really aren't overly common in our waters. The food source (can you see the fish?) was apparently abundant enough to sustain a wide variety of marine wildlife. (MH) . . #commondolphin #dolphin #7seaswhalewatch #gloucester #capeann #boston #capecodbay #gulfofmaine #newengland #toothedwhale #fish #cetacean #fall #autumn #september #vacation #whalewatch #ecotour #naturewatch #naturephotography #nature #ignature #natureig #allnature #earthcapture #earthofficial #seacreature #whalesofinstagram #🐬 #🐟

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Even though whale watching season has come to an end, we still love to see photos of these amazing gentle giants of the sea. ・・・From @7seaswhalewatch It's so much fun watching young calves as they learn how to be whales! It's hard to tell in this photo, but this calf's mouth is actually open under the water as it attempts to lunge feed like the adults. It's eye is also wide open above the surface. (MH) . . #whalewatching #7seaswhalewatch #humpbackwhale #gloucester #capeann #discovergloucester

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It's so much fun watching young calves as they learn how to be whales! It's hard to tell in this photo, but this calf's mouth is actually open under the water as it attempts to lunge feed like the adults. It's eye is also wide open above the surface. (MH) . . #whalewatching #7seaswhalewatch #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #gloucester #capeann #calf #learning #copycat #practicemakesperfect #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildlife #earthofficial #earth_shotz #earthcapture #natureza #natureaddict #nature #naturephotography #allnatureshots #instagood #picoftheday #🐋

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These smooth circular patches of water are known as "flukeprints". They're caused by the water displacement from the up and down motion of the whale's flukes. These flukeprints can be very helpful for tracking a whale's movement underwater. (MH) . . #whalewatchingtour #ecotour #7seaswhalewatch #humpbackwhale #whaletail #whalesofinstagram #whale #flukeprint #flukes #research #science #whalers #oil #biology #marinebiology #marinescience #nature #nature_photography #allnature #allnatureshots #ignature #nature_igers #discoverearth #discoverocean #optoutside #earthofficial #earthcapture #earthpics #🐋

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I thought these photos would be good to share on this rainy Friday. People often ask if we go out in the rain and the answer to that is yes as long as the wind and sea conditions allow for it. The whales are already wet so they don't let a little rain bother them. Some of our best trips have actually been in the rain! This is a whale named Toboggan who breached multiple times as we watched on in the pouring rain. (MH) . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #whalewatchingtour #ecotour #7seaswhalewatch #breach #toboggan #rainyday #funintherain #rain #weather #badweather #theydontcare #nature_photography #natureig #ig_nature #natureigers #allnature #allnatureshots #earth_shotz #earthpics #earthcapture #wildlife #wildlifeart #discoverearth #discoverocean #rainorshine #🐋 #💦

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Most of the time we have to wait until we see the underside of the whale's flukes to make a positive ID, but some whales have such unique dorsal fins that we can make the ID just by that alone. This adult male is named Sedge. He spent a few weeks here with us early in the summer before venturing further north. It's always interesting seeing how the whales utilize the many different feeding grounds throughout the season. (MH) . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatch #ecotour #gloucester #capeann #capecodbay #gulfofmaine #newengland #boston #sedge #dorsalfin #🐋 #novascotia #canada #earth_shotz #earthcapture #nature #natureig #instanature #instapic #seacreature #sealife #oceanlover #oceanlife #followthefood #research #science

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Surface activity is always special to see, but even more so when a mom and her calf are both in on the action. Here's a mom flipper slapping while her calf breaches. (MH) . . #whalewatching #7seaswhalewatch #ecotour #eco #ecotourism #travel #tourism #vacation #discovery #discoverearth #discoverocean #animalplanet #natgeo #natgeocreative #planetearth #momcalf #special_shots #special #canon #canonphotography #canonphoto #oceanlife #sealife #allnature #ig_nature #nature #wildlife #humpbackwhales #whales #🐋🐋

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Hancock and Pleats made for a very impressive duo early on in the 2018 season. This pair of adult females spent a few weeks together as they fed cooperatively on schools of fish. (MH) . . #whalewatch #whalewatchingtour #ecotour #7seaswhalewatch #humpbackwhales #whales #whalesofinstagram #pleats #hancock #duo #cooperative #gloucester #capeann #boston #newengland #gulfofmaine #chowtime #eating #hungry #timetoeat #earthpics #earthofficial #oceanlife #oceanlover #allnatureshots #animalkingdom #marinebiology #🐋 #🐟

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Do you have a favorite memory from the 2018 season? We'd love to hear it! . My favorite memory was probably when we came across Spoon and her calf on the way back to the harbor on 6/30/18. The lighting and sea conditions were perfect and we could follow the whales as they swam just below the surface. Then the calf got playful and breached right off the bow. I've never seen a breach from start to finish quite like this before. It was an unforgettable moment! (MH) . . #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatch #whalewatchingtour #ecotour #gloucester #capeann #gulfofmaine #nature #naturephotography #discoverocean #discoverearth #marinelife #optoutside #exploremore #earthofficial #earthpics #shotzdelight #familyfun #memories #makingmemories #funforthekids #whalelove #seacreature #oceanlife #wildlifeonearth #animal_captures #earthcapture #allnature #snap_wildlife #whales

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Down on the breeding grounds new moms will bring their young calves for swims to help them gain the strength required to make the migration north to the feeding grounds. Surface activity, such as breaching, also helps to develop the calf's muscle and strength. (MH) . . #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #calf #babywhale #babywhale #silverbank #Caribbean #grow #strong #bestrong #strength #exercise #justkeepswimming #play #learn #grow #migrate #migration #breach #jumpforjoy #oceanlife #allnature #allnatureshots #earth_shotz #earthofficial #earthcapture #🐋

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This season got off to a pretty unusual start due to an influx of Sei Whales. This species is more of a rare visitor to our waters, but their preferred food source was abundant which attracted them in large numbers. These whales were often times seen skim and lunge feeding at the surface by the dozens! (MH) . . #seiwhale #whales #whalewatch #ecotour #naturetrip #7seaswhalewatch #gloucester #capeann #boston #northatlantic #gulfofmaine #newengland #wildlife #wildwhales #whalesofinstagram #feeding #feedingfrenzy #spring #may #nature #naturephotography #natureig #earthofficial #earth_shotz #animal_captures #animalplanet #discoverocean #wildlifeonearth #seacreatures #🐳

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On the ride in yesterday, Captain Jay spotted a juvenile bald eagle sitting in a tree on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor. What a cool sighting and a great way to finish up our 2018 Whale Watching Season! (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #birdwatching #naturetrip #naturephotography #bird #eagle #birdsofprey #baldeagle #tenpoundisland #gloucesterharbor #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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After whale watching for so long it's kind of easy to take things for granted. Humpback Whales routinely lift their tails out of the water as they go on a deeper dive. It's humbling, for me, to hear the first time whale watchers "ooh and aah" at the sight. It brings me back to when I was just as amazed by the beauty and grace of these amazing animals. This is Pinball, my first whale ever, she's a very special whale. . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #whaletail #flukes #7seaswhalewatch #whalesofinstagram #whalelove #whalelife #ecotour #earthpix #earthofficial #earthfocus #animalcaptures #animalkingdom #animalphotography #amazinganimals #oohahh #nature #nature_photography #nature_brilliance #wildlifeig #wildlife #🐋

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A great size comparison photo of a Finback (or Fin) Whale and a White Sided Dolphin. Dolphins are often times seen tagging along with larger whales as they feed off of the same schools of fish. (MH) . . #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #finwhale #dolphin #big #small #bigandsmall #sizecomparison #bigdifference #nature #wildlife #oceanlove #whalesofinstagram #whales #whalelove #nature_photography #naturephotography #natureigers #wildlifeig #earthpics #earthofficial #blueplanet #sealife #seacreatures #discoverearth #discoverocean #🐋 #🐳 #🐬

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This whale is known as Ventisca which is the Spanish word for blizzard. She's one of the easiest whales to recognize even from a distance thanks to her unique markings. Her dorsal fin is nearly all white and she has white mottled markings on her tailstock as well as on the dorsal (top) side of her flukes. Her uniqueness makes her one of the most beautiful whales in our population in my opinion. (MH) . . #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #gloucester #capeann #gulfofmaine #northatlantic #ventisca #blizzard #whaletail #whalesofinstagram #discoverocean #discoverearth #marinelife #madeofocean #optoutside #exploremore #earthofficial #earthpics #shotzdelight #wildlifeonearth #animal_captures #earthcapture #wildaboutwhales #ecotourism #allnature #snap_wildlife

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Many would agree that spending time with young calves is a lot of fun. It's really special watching these young whales play, grow, and learn what it is to be a whale. This youngster is the calf of a whale named Spoon. She was very energetic and playful just about every time we saw her. Just like her mom, she's become a favorite for many. (MH) . . #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #gloucester #capeann #gulfofmaine #newengland #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #ecotour #spoon #babycalf #calf #spoon #nature #wildworld #discoverocean #discoverearth #marinelife #madeofocean #optoutside #exploremore #earthofficial #earthpics #shotzdelight #savethesea #savetheocean #deepbluesea #jumpforjoy #🐋

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Mogul... this whale really grew on me this season. I've seen him countless times throughout my whale watching journey, but this season he really left a mark on me. I was really hoping to see him one last time before the season ends, but it's not looking likely. . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatch #mogul #longtimefriend #hesnotsobad #illmisshim #nature #wildlifeig #wildlife #naturelover #nature_shooters #natureig #wildlife #wildlifeaddict #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #animalcaptures #animalkingdom #animal_sultans #instaphoto #instapic #🐋

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"Spyhopping" is a really cool behavior to see. When a whale spyhops, it raises its head vertically out of the water to bring its eyes closer to the surface allowing it to get a better look at his/her surroundings. (MH) . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatch #ecotour #gloucester #capeann #capecodbay #gulfofmaine #newengland #boston #behavior #spyhop #spyhopping #lookaround #takealook #👀 #🐋 #curiosity #whoswatchingwho #earth_shotz #earthcapture #nature #natureig #instanature #picoftheday #instapic #seacreature #sealife

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I've been on many memorable trips aboard the Privateer IV. One of my most memorable was exactly two years ago today. We had to battle through some fog and rain, but we were rewarded with an incredible mix of wildlife sightings. We had amazing whale and bird activity throughout our travels. Basically, this trip had it all! Be sure to swipe to see all of the photos. (MH) . . #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #gloucester #capeann #boston #newengland #gulfofmaine #fall #autumn #october #fog #rain #birdwatch #wildlife #whales #humpbackwhale #humpback #birds #fulmar #gannet #jaeger #shearwater #naturetrip #naturewatch #naturephotography #breach #feeding #2yearsago #🐋 #🐦

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Friday afternoon's trip ended on a pretty spectacular note when we passed through a feeding frenzy consisting of dozens of Northern Gannets and a pod of Harbor Porpoise. The Gannets were amazing! Upon finding a school of fish to prey on, they'll circle above until the fish are close enough to the surface at which point they'll tuck their wings and plunge into the ocean to feed. During Friday's frenzy there were dozens diving simultaneously! (MH) . . #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #gloucester #capeann #capecodbay #boston #newengland #gulfofmaine #birdlife #birdwatching #birdwatchingphotography #birdwatch #bird #birds #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #plunge #dive #feeding #feedingfrenzy #naturephotography #nature #natureig #ignature #northerngannet #gannet #ecotour #birdinflight #birding

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A huge surprise breach by a whale known as Sword. On average we're lucky enough to see this behavior during one out of ten trips. Have you been lucky enough to see a whale breach on one of your trips? (MH) . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatchingtour #gloucester #capeann #boston #gulfofmaine #ecotour #whalesofinstagram #whalephotography #whalewatching🐳 #breach #airtime #nevergetsold #earth_shotz #animalkingdom #sword #wow #hangtime #nature #naturephotography #september #stillsummer #summer #vacation #travel #🐋

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There be whales! 🐳🐋 And two species of dolphins. 🐬🐬 #7seaswhalewatch #gloucesterma #newenglandroadtrip

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Strong winds are keeping us at the dock today, but on Wednesday's whale watch, we visited with a pair of Humpback Whales named Valley and Sword. Valley is a female humpback first catalogued in 1985, and Sword is a 34 year old male whale born in 1984. Recognizing these animals as individuals allows us to learn about and follow their life histories. (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturetrip #naturephotography #humpbacks #humpbackwhales #whales #cetaceans #whaletail #fluke #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Whale watching in Boston (one of the best experiences of my entire life) followed by the most incredible fresh Lobster!! The first 3 photos were taken by a professional photographer we met on the boat who was kind enough to send them to us! Thank You @yourmainstop for the memories 🙌🏼 . . . #whalewatching #boston #7seaswhalewatch #7seaswhalewatching #bucketlist #lifeexperiences #memories #breathtaking #stunning #humpbackwhales #lobster #freshlobster

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By the end of the feeding season, Humpback Whales will have gained upwards of 15,000 pounds of additional body weight, amassing a blubber layer which will serve as their energy reserve during the winter months. This late in the year, our whales are looking healthy and hefty! (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #humpback #humpbackwhale #whale #cetacean #dorsalfin #naturetrip #naturephotography #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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One of my favorite photos from this season. This is the calf of a whale known as Dross blowing bubbles as she surfaces. . . #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #whalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #gloucester #capeann #capecodbay #gulfofmaine #newenglandwildlife #summer #dross #calf #boston #nature #natureig #ignature #naturelover #natureza #mynature #myphotography #photography #bubbles #🐋

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Guests on many of our recent trips have been treated to flipper slapping Humpback Whales. Any form of surface activity is extremely unpredictable, and it is entirely up to that animal when the behavior starts and ends. Here is a pair of whales named Eruption and Osprey seen on Sunday afternoon's whale watch. (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturetrip #naturephotography #humpbacks #humpbackwhales #whales #cetaceans #flipper #pectoralfin #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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A Humpback Whale named Geometry wowed our passengers on Sunday afternoon with numerous feeding displays. This animal was blowing rings of bubbles beneath the surface to corral schooling fish, and then emerged through the center of the ring mouth wide open! (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturetrip #naturephotography #humpback #humpbackwhale #whale #cetacean #rorqual #baleen #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Spent the weekend in Rockport & Gloucester, MA chasing whales and combing the beaches for treasure. FROZE on our whale watch - 46 degrees and rain; we were soaked & almost sacrificed our fingers & toes, but being with the whales is always a humbling and majestic experience. Look how happy my little mermaid @day_dreamer_1204 is at the sea ❤️❤️ @benjamin_wolfthorne @mrscrocket & John, thanks for a fabulous weekend!! ❤️❤️🐋🐋🐚🐚 #rockport #gloucester @7seaswhalewatch #7seaswhalewatch #whalelove

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I had the honor of going whale watching and then seeing this statue to departed fisherman. “...that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep.” 🐋🐬 #gloucester #7seaswhalewatch

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I meant to post these pics when we went whale watching on our New England road trip a few weeks ago. Had a great time and we saw soooooo many whales! Sadly, we also saw a deceased young whale. We were told that a necropsy would be done, but most likely the cause of death would be related to human interaction. Either getting caught in fishing lines, a boat strike, or ingesting plastic. It still saddens me. #whalespotting #sevenseaswhalewatch #gloucester

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Waving hello to the weekend like... Did you know that here in the North Atlantic, Humpback Whales have predominantly white side flippers with black markings? In the Pacific Ocean, humpbacks exhibit predominantly black pectoral fins. They are genetically distinct populations. (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturetrip #naturephotography #humpback #whale #humpbackwhale #cetacean #flipper #jeffreysledge #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #gulfofmaine #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann #tgif

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On Tuesday's whale watch, we spent time with numerous Humpback Whales including Bungee and her 2018 calf. The pair treated our passengers to an impressive display of surface activity. Here's mom flipper slapping while her calf lobtails. (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturetrip #naturephotography #humpbacks #humpbackwhales #whales #cetaceans #whalecalf #whaletail #flipper #fluke #momandcalf #momandbaby #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Today we spent time with the Grand Dame of Stellwagen Bank herself, Salt! She was the first whale to be named in our population back in 1976, marking the start of Humpback Whale research. Salt was seen today in association with Nile, Scylla and Slingshot. (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturephotography #naturetrip #humpbackwhale #humpback #whale #whaletail #fluke #cetacean #salt #whaleresearch #granddame #stellwagenbank #stellwagenbanknationalmarinesanctuary #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Whale watching at Gloucester.. A very choppy morning in the ocean, but we saw so many whales! And we learnt many interesting whale facts 🐋 This video features Bungy, a mom whale and her calf! Watch both of them go for a dive!! . . . . . . #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #massachusetts #gloucester #whales #momandcalf #atlanticcoast #gulfofmaine #outintheocean @7seaswhalewatch @sumedh_mathad @gytica

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The tail fluke of a Humpback Whale named Bungee, mother to a new calf this year. Bungee and her 2018 Calf have been regulars on many of our recent trips. A mother and calf pair is always a special sighting! (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturephotography #naturetrip #humpback #humpbackwhale #whale #cetacean #whaletail #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Rough seas are keeping us ashore today, but here's a size comparison between an Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin dorsal fin and a Humpback Whale pectoral fin. They don't call Humpbacks "Big Winged New Englanders" for nothing! (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #humpback #humpbackwhale #whale #dolphin #atlanticwhitesideddolphin #cetaceans #dorsalfin #flipper #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Great morning spent out on the water with Bungee and her 2018 Calf. The only true social bond found in the baleen whales is that between a mother whale and her calf. Humpback Whale calves typically stay with their mother for just under a year. In a few short weeks, this calf will leave its mom and take on the ocean on its own! (MS) #7seaswhalewatch #whalewatching #whalewatchingtour #whalewatch #naturetrip #naturephotography #humpbackwhales #whales #humpbacks #cetaceans #whalecalf #momandcalf #momandbaby #dorsalfins #jeffreysledge #gulfofmaine #gloucester #gloucesterma #capeann

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Whale watching in Gloucester part 1 - #humpbackwhales #sunfish #whalewatching #7seaswhalewatch #gloucesterma

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