Friday, June 19, 2015

Special moments of mother and calf.

On our whale watch yesterday with Plymouth Whale Watching, we witnessed a tender moment between Spoon and her calf of this season. As mom was resting at the surface, the baby was rolling next to her, touching mom with its flipper and rolling on top of her head. Enjoy the video taken of this very special pair.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion - Sunday, June 14, 2015

Seabird and Whale Tales Excursion
Sunday, June 14, 2015
8 am to 5 pm

Boarding time - 7:30 am
Departure Time - 8 am sharp - do not be late
Dock - Mayflower II State Pier
Vessel - the Son IV
Company - Plymouth Whale Watching

Marine Forecast - click HERE

Who to contact: Krill Carson 508-566-0009 or krillcarson@mac.com

Updates:

  • 6/13/15 - Trip is still a go and we still have a full boat. See you tomorrow at 7:30 am

  • 6/9/2015 - Trip is a go and we have a full boat. 
    • Please be down at the docks by 7:30 am and be ready to board. 
    • We will leave at 8 am sharp.
    • Bring as little as you can due to space issues. 
    • You can bring your own food and drink, but no glass and no alcohol. 
    • You can purchase (cash only) breakfast and lunch items from our full galley. Most are homemade. 
    • Bring small bills for the purchase of food, drinks and NECWA merchandise that will be on sale.
    • NECWA t-shrits, sweatshirts, hats and other merchandise will be available for sal. Again, small bills please. 
    • For the galley and merchandise, we only accept cash. No credit cards please. 
    • Use the link above to keep an eye out on the weather. The marine forecast is for Stellwagen Bank. 
    • Use the information below from Park Plymouth to find a good parking spot for all day. There are a few free lots that are a 10 minute walk from the boat. If you park in the Jenny Lot, walk behind the Jenny Grist Mill from the parking lot to access the path through the park. This path leads you down to the waterfront and is a beautiful walk. 
    • Looking forward to an amazing trip. 
    • Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
    • Best, Krill 

Galley: cash only - small bills please

     Breakfast - homemade donuts, muffins, bagels, hot coffee, tea and cold drinks

     Lunch - homemade clam chowder, homemade turkey chili, vegetarian chili, made-to-order deli sandwiches (roast beef, turkey, ham, or hummus).

     Desserts: brownies, cookies, etc.

     Drinks: water, coffee (caffeine and non), tea (caffeine and non), seltzers, ginger ale, Coke/Pepsi, Sprite

NECWA Merchandise: 

  • Peace for Whales t-shirts and sweatshirts
  • Northern gannet t-shirts and sweatshirts
  • field guides
  • whale and marine wildlife DVD
  • humpback song CD
  • NECWA baseball hat
  • NECWA magnets and bracelets

Parking in Plymouth:

 Park Plymouth Map General 2015

$25 whale watch tickets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Plymouth Whale Watching

Check out this amazing deal with Plymouth Whale Watching. Also, they have a Groupon deal and a Living Social deal for other week and weekend days.

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Plymouth Whale Watching leaves out of the Mayflower II State Pier. This is the only company in Plymouth that would accept the NECWA interns. So lets show our support for this company by choosing them when heading offshore.

Not only do they allow NECWA interns onboard, but they also allow naturalist and interns to collect sighting data on all marine wildlife seen from the vessel.

This information is being shared with other research organizations and is added to a long-term database on marine wildlife in our New England waters.

Thanks Plymouth Whale Watching for caring about the future of our young marine biologists and the future of our marine wildlife offshore.

To learn more about the trips this company offers, go to www.plymouthwhalewatching.com

Thanks, Krill
Marine Biologist
President, NECWA