Right Whales Spotted off Martha’s Vineyard
March 2, 2012
Vineyard Gazette: Early this week [February 20-24] David Damroth was strolling Zack’s Cliffs in Aquinnah and gazed across the gulf to Noman’s Land when he saw an eruption from the water a mile and a half out.
It was a double spout, a trademark of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. For the next 45 minutes he watched as at least 3 animals romped about the surface.
“They stayed in one place and you’d see their noses come out of the water,” Mr. Damroth said. “I have one photograph where the whale was almost lying on its back with its fins straight up in the air.”