whale-watching trip on Thursday. We were on the Atlantic Ocean for about 5 hours - so far out you couldn't see the land. It was a beautiful, sunny day - an amazing trip, very well-run... the onboard biologist whale-expert did a great job. (7 Seas Whale Watch, in Gloucester, MA - excellent!)
We saw many fin whales. They can grow up to 88' long and weigh up to 200,000 pounds. Yikes! We saw three different humpback whales up close. The picture is one I took of a humpback making a dive, tail out of the water. Humpbacks can grow to 50' and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Whales eat 2000 pounds of fish a day and, as our biologist-guide said, "never get satiated."
If you ever get a chance to do this, take it!