Stellwagen Bank

The photos in this gallery are actually from a couple different whale congregation areas. The first is Stellwagen Bank Marine Conservation area located just off the Massachusetts coast. The second is the St. Lawrence Marine Park, located at Tadoussac Quebec and it's a National Marine Conservation Area (Canadian National Parks System).
Stellwagen G301 Humbacks breaching all around us today Just off the tip of Cape Cod Stellwagen Whale Activity Stellwagen Bank Stellwagen G306
Stellwagen G307 Stellwagen G308 Stellwagen G309 Stellwagen G310 Stellwagen G311 First attempt at capturing pelagics..   It's a longshot but I'm wondering if this is a Parasitic Jaeger Juvenile.
Parasitic Jaeger Juvenile ???   Anyone know? Bug Light at the entrance to Plymouth Harbor.  It's a  cast-iron caisson lighthouse built in 1871. This trip was on July 28, 2012 and actually was a bit choppy.  Once we reached the point of Cape Cod just off Provincetown, there were numerous clusters of activity. This trip was on Capt Johns Whale Watch out of Plymouth, MA.  I believe all of the whales we saw that day were humpbacks.  difficult to id the birds from this distance but I believe they are Greater Shearwaters. Stellwagen10 Stellwagen12
Humpback on Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod. Humpback on Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod. Humpback on Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod. Humpback on Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod. Humpback on Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod. Humpback on Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod.
Jumping away from Stellwagen, these are a couple of Finbacks just off Tadoussac Quebec.  This is the Gulf of St Lawrence just at the mouth of the Saguenay River. Zodiac just off Tadoussac Beluga off of Tadoussac Quebec. Tadoussac Quebec looking out into the Gulf of St Lawrence. Beluga Whale off Tadoussac. Beluga coming right at our Zodiac.
Looking in towards the Saguenay Fjord Tadousac2 Saguenay River. Gaspe, the end of the Appalachian Mountains.  Thousands of seabirds were nesting in these massive cliffs. Heading out along the northern shore of the Gaspé Peninsular.  This is a prime whale and seabird environment. Gaspé Peninsular, Quebec.
Gaspé Peninsular, Quebec. Gaspé Peninsular, Quebec.