'Salt', the grand lady of Stellwagen Bank returned for her 36th straight year in 2011 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.
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'One of Top 10 Whale Watching Spots in the World'
– World Wildlife Fund on Gloucester
SALT was seen in 2015. Whale watching trips leave Gloucester daily from April to October.