whales

Located seven miles north of Provincetown, Stellwagen Bank is one of the Atlantic coast’s largest feeding grounds for whales. The 18-mile long crescent-shaped bank ranges from 80 to 500 feet below the surface. Currents slam into the bank, bringing nutrient rich cold water to the surface. This attracts fish, which in

By Tom Passavant “It’s whale soup out there,” says the captain. It isn’t exactly “thar she blows!”, but it still neatly sums up what we’re about to encounter on a blazing blue-sky morning last week. It’s 8 a.m. and Trilogy Elua, a 50-foot catamaran, is about to head out of

   Want to see the largest mammals on earth? Take a whale watching cruise this summer. From May through December, the West Coast is prime territory for summer sightings of blue whales, 80-foot long behemoths that can weigh up to 100 tons. You might also spot humpback whales, which can