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:
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
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.
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!
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!!
The first video is of Good Harbor Beach and the salt marsh:
The second video is of the Annisquam River from the cut bridge to the MBTA bridge and beyond:
The photos are available here
Some of Craig and Martin’s Drone Work-
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
Martin Del Vecchio submits-
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:
Submitted by Martin Del Vecchio.
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."
Lining up at the Fish Pier for the 2012 Gloucester, MA Christmas Parade.
Arthur Zachai Photos-
East Gloucester Elementary at the Santa Parade Photo From Martin Del Vecchio
2012 Santa Parade & Kent Circle Tree Lighting Nov 25 photos by Anthony Marks
I donated breakfast with me and on me at Sailor Stan’s as an auction item (I know, not that exciting, right?)
Come on out and bid it’s sure to be a great night and how can you beat it when you have the food being done by Duckworth Beach Gourmet?
from Marty Del Vecchio via Cape Ann Online-
The East Gloucester Elementary PTO is holding an “Auction for the Arts” on Friday, March 26th at 7:00p, at Cruiseport in Gloucester.
East Gloucester is lucky to have Ed Touchette, a truly wonderful art teacher. He is unlucky enough to have no dedicated art room, and to get by on less than $3 per student per year. The proceeds from this auction will help in both regards.
The evening will feature appetizers provided by Duckworth Beach Gourmet, a cash bar, and dance music by Wheelhouse. Bidding for silent auction items will commence immediately, with select items presented in a live auction at approximately 8:00p.
Here’s one of the featured items-
Vintage School Chairs Decorated By Each Classroom
Also here is a list of other items up for Auction