The full photo trip report is posted "above" this preliminary report (Pelagic Trip to Block and Alvin Canyons (Part 1)). Here are pictures of our ship departing from port (Hyannis, MA) in the early morning of July 16, 2011, heading south into our 18-hour trip 100miles out to the ocean canyons along the edge of the continental shelf, in search of warm Gulf Stream eddies and the wildlife associated with them....
|The excitement of the 4am departure from the dock, seen from the top deck of our 100-foot "Helen H" ship|
|Keith setting up to do his photography from the extended pulpit (the "whale walk") beyond the bow|
|Two of the sixty outstanding naturalists and birders on board: Peter Flood (from Cape Cod Bird Club) and Todd McGrath with the cap (visiting trip leader from HatterasNC and California pelagics) at 5am|
|Heading out, going south past Martha's Vineyard (on your left) around 5:20am at sunrise|