Thursday, December 31, 2009

First Sighting of our 2010 Season

The first right whales of our 10th season made their appearance in Crescent Beach on Sunday, 20 December. Following up a call to the Marine Resources Council’s Hotline around 1:00 pm, we found three right whales about a half mile north of the Crescent Beach ramp. Although a good three quarters of a mile from shore, the whales were quite active most of the time and traveled very little along the coast. We were able to observe and photograph them for over two hours from the second floor balcony of Tony and Judie Kaczor’s oceanfront home. Although they were too far from shore for good head photos, their tails were visible numerous times. The group was headed north and east when we left them at 4:30 pm.