©Barry Moser, ink drawing (humpback whale), 2012

Salt, the grand lady of Stellwagen, returned for her 36th straight year in 2011 (yes, you read that right!) with her 12th recorded calf, the most ever recorded from a single female humpback whale.

Gloucester is the whale watch capital of America. Located closest to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the whale watch expeditions report over seven species of the great whales over 30 feet in length. See the skeleton of a humpback whale at the Whale Research Center of New England on Harbor Loop.
  • Humpback feeding


  • Salt!

    Cynde McInnis, Cape Ann Whale Watch;

  • Cult Classic (6:06 min)

    A Cape Ann whale watch gets a classic travelogue from phenom amateur filmmaker, Dr. Robbins Barstow: "The Quest for the Great Sperm Whale," 1991.

  • Sperm Whale

    Barry Moser. Cachalot. 1978. Wood engraving. Engraver and bookwright.

  • Whale Alert!