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CHANNEL 5 WCVB STORY WITH RIGHT WHALES ON LONG BEACH

WCVB reporter Duke Castiglione was on Long Beach yesterday for the following story. Click on the link below to see Cape Ann locals and Castiglione at Long Beach!

http://www.wcvb.com/article/noaa-extends-emergency-bans-to-protect-endangered-right-whales/20181874

NOAA extends emergency bans to protect endangered right whales

WCVB: Federal authorities have extended a ban on trap gear closures for part of Cape Cod Bay to reduce the risk of right whales becoming entangled in trap gear.

Right whales are critically endangered and scientists say their population has been decreasing since 2010 due to continued mortality and low birth rates.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recent aerial surveys have observed upward of 100 right whales — about 25% of the known population — within Western Cape Cod Bay.

Officials said high plankton counts indicate the whales will likely remain in the bay into next week.

The whales have also been spotted off the coast of Cape Ann.

The Salem News reports Marblehead has been treated to some rare sightings of right whales over the past several days.

Right Whales are feeding along the Massachusetts coastline on their northward migration to feeding grounds off the coast of Nova Scotia, amongst other northern locations.

STUNNING CLOSEUP PHOTOS RIGHT WHALES FEEDING OFF LONG BEACH FROM MARTIN DEL VECCHIO

Martin writes, “The North Atlantic Right Whales that have been spotted around Gloucester spent the morning feeding just off Long Beach.  And I mean just off; in some cases, within 20 feet of the rocks.

There were at least four of them, which represents 1% of the global population of this extremely endangered species, which has been described as “on the brink of extinction” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/amp-stories/right-whales-are-on-the-brink-of-extinction/).  This past year has been a tough one, with no confirmed live births, and more than a dozen deaths due to boat strikes and entanglements.
They seemed to my untrained eye to be adults, much larger than the juvenile who visited Bass Rocks in 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJVnGpiwigY).  And unlike that whale, which seemed to be exploring and playing, these whales were feeding systematically.”
All photos copyright Martin DelVecchio
See Marty’s flicker album here for more North Atlantic Right Whale photos:

WHERE THE HECK IS MATT HARDING!

Matt Harding GloucesterSharon Bo Abrams and Martin Del Vecchio

Thanks to Martin Del Vecchio for organizing the wonderfully fun Where the Heck is Matt Harding Gloucester event. Martin remarked that he was worried only a few folks would show up to dance or possibly the reverse and too many, but there was just exactly the right amount!

Work kept me longer than had hoped and I only caught the after party, which was also lots of fun. From fans young and old, Matt was inundated with requests for autographs, and more dancing, and he graciously accommodated all.

Martin will be sharing what promises to be an awesome drone video of the event. Stay tuned!Matt Harding Gloucester -1 copyright Kim Smith

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CHECK OUT THIS WONDERFULLY FUNNY VIDEO OF FRIENDS IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ BEASTIE BOYS BRASS MONKEY DANCE-ALONG!

Created by Martin Del Vecchio for Amanda Cook’s birthday and starring Jess Wall Gallagher, Michele Cremin Del Vecchio, Jane Cunningham, Tad Cunningham, Kelly West Figueroa-Ray, Tony Goddess, Samantha Porter Giddings, AnnMarie Shimanoski, , Amber Gaumnitz, Camilla MacFadyen, Lara Lepionka, Stevens Brosnihan, John Sarrouf, James Dowd, Sharon Bo Abrams, James Cook, Amanda Babson, Kimberly Buckley, Dennis Monagle, Joe Cardoza, KT Beans, and more!!

SNEAK PEAK EXQUISITE COSTUMES (AND PHOTOS) FOR EGES UPCOMING TEMPEST

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Thank you Marty and director Dawn Sarrouf for sharing this sneak peak and fantastic photos of the East Gloucester Elementary School’s upcoming performance of the Tempest.

Show times are Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd at 7pm; Saturday, April 2nd matinee at 11am; and Monday April 4th at 6pm. COME!

All Photos Courtesy Martin Del Vecchio

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To SEE MORE PHOTOS CLICK HERE

And Here’s the Drone Video of The #GloucesterMA #RightWhale From Martin Del Vecchio

On November 29, 2015, a rare North Atlantic right whale visited Bass Rocks, along the coast of Gloucester, MA. It spent about an hour and a half swimming very close to the shore, spy-hopping, rolling in the waves, and generally appearing to enjoy itself.

North Atlantic right whales are extremely rare and are critically endangered, with approximately 400 animals remaining. The New England Aquarium catalogs all known whales and sightings at http://rwcatalog.neaq.org/, and in an email said:

“The folks at the Aquarium concur that this is a young whale. They believe it might be one of the calves that was born in the winter of 2014, so about 2 years old. Hopefully they’ll be able to confirm that once they get all available images/footage. If that’s the case, then that makes this an even more valuable sighting. Survival rate for calves and juveniles during the first couple of years is somewhat low, so when we can confirm that a calf has survived we all get pretty psyched. ”

You can read more about North Atlantic right whales here:

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/whales/north-atlantic-right-whale.html

Filmed with a DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone, a Zenmuse X5 camera, and the Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm lens.
Video is copyright © 2015 by Martin Del Vecchio

Gloucester Museum School – Project Adventure Summer Camp – Rowing the Jones River Salt Marsh

Gloucester Museum School – Project Adventure Summer Camp – Rowing the Jones River Salt Marsh

Martin Del Vecchio submits-

This is how kids start their day in the Project Adventure Summer camp; by rowing the Jones River Salt Marsh to the day’s destination.  My kids have done this camp for four years now, and they absolutely love it.

More info is available at http://gmscamp.org/

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SHARK DRONE VIDEO BY MARTIN DEL VECCHIO

In celebration of Shark Week (July 5th through the 12th), I thought it would be fun to see Martin Del Vecchio’s amazing basking shark video shot in 4K with his drone off of Bass Rocks. So cool that Martin captured and so cool we have Basking Sharks visiting our shores!

WONDERFUL VIDEO TRAILER ~ EAST GLOUCESTER ELEMENTARY PRESENTS ROBIN HOOD BY MARTIN DEL VECHIO!!!

The East Gloucester Elementary School 5th-grade class presents Robin Hood! 

There will be three performances:

Thursday, April 9th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 10th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00pm

GREAT JOB on the video Martin and Robin Hood Cast!!

 

Martin Del Vecchio’s Thomas Lannon Drone Video

For the past 15 years, every 5th-grader in the Gloucester Public Schools district has sailed Gloucester Harbor with captain Tom Ellis in his schooner the Thomas E. Lannon.

The students travel a century back in time to learn how Gloucestermen sailed, navigated, fished, and sang sea chanteys to entertain each other in the age of sail.

On September 18, 2014, the East Gloucester School 5th-graders had their turn to learn about their history.

You can learn more at www.schooner.org

Mad Hot Ball Photos from Martin Del Vecchio

Martin Del Vecchio submits-

Joey,

The Mad Hot Ball is my favorite Gloucester event.  Every year, every 5th-grader in GPS participates in this wonderful event, and every single one of them puts this non-dancer to shame.

I took a few photos of this year’s event, and I have posted them at:

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Good Egg Report From Martin Del Vecchio

Martin writes-

Gloucester residents Calvin Del Vecchio (9) and Treely Dowd (8) decided that they didn’t need any presents at their joint Ninja birthday party.  Instead, they asked each guest to bring a small donation for The Open Door.

They raised a total of $87, which they presented to Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director of The Open Door.  She said, "Donations like this touch the heart and inspire us all to give what we can to help make a difference in our community."

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