Friday, July 17, 2009

Delaware II - Day Four


We awoke this morning to the sound of the fog bell, but before long it burned off and we had a very successful day of sighting and tracking whales! Minke whales only come to the surface briefly and can be very hard to spot, but despite these challenges, we managed to follow the movements of several individuals.

For those of you who are not familiar with Stellwagen Bank, I have included a map above (click on the map to enlarge). The topography of the bank causes a lot of upwelling of nutrients making this area extremely productive with a wide variety of marine life. For more information about Stellwagen Bank, visit the sanctuary homepage at:

http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/

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