Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Marine Mammal Safaris 2010

Hi Everyone,

I just uploaded some really great pictures from our Marine Mammal Safaris this past Saturday. As you can see, we were fortunate to have some really awesome weather, especially since we had to postpone the trips by a weekend due to really intense rain the weekend before (my cheeks and nose even turned a little pink!). We took over 500 people on 2 free trips to look for harbor seals and porpoises again, and, as usual, everyone had blast.

We spotted some seals off in the distance behind Little Calf Island, but the water was too shallow to get the boat close enough to see them really well. We saw a ton of cormorants flying low over the water, looking for fish to eat for breakfast and lunch. The kids loved watching the planes take off and land at Logan Airport, and Bruce taught everyone about the importance of the sewage treatment plant on nearby Deer Island. We saw some great views of the Harbor Islands and learned more about their history. We made our way all the way down to Hull, where we waved to Policy and Programs Coordinator PJ's old house, before turning around and heading back towards the inner harbor. We did a final loop to look for the mom and baby porpoise who had been spotted a few days before, but I think they were a little too shy to come out and say hi since our Mass Bay Lines boat was pretty big and the kids were really loud with excitement. We stopped to wave at our friends at Piers Park Sailing Center, Constitution Marina, the USS Constitution and Courageous Sailing Center before redocking at Rowes Wharf behind the Boston Harbor Hotel.


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