QUESTION FOR OUR MARINE BIOLOGY EXPERTS

Perhaps I am just imagining, but the seals that were at Brace Cove several mornings ago appear to have a much different pattern of spots on their coats than the Harbor Seals we typically see hauled out on the rocks. I know that Harp Seals are also seen in our area at this time of year and read that the juveniles molt in interesting patterns. The two pinnipeds on the far right have very large irregular patches and the seal on the left seemed half the size of the other three with an almost pointed snout. Is it a different species or a young seal I wonder? Looking at several sources to id and I am still puzzled. Would love to hear from our readers. Thank you so much!

Seals brace Cove Gloucester www.kimsmithdesigns.com

These Photos Leave Me Cold

PHOTO BY CAROLINE HAINES

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Eastern Point in early afternoon

 

PHOTOS BY BRIANNE HURLEY

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Annisquam Ice

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Annisquam Cold

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Out The Window

 

PHOTO BY ABBIE LUNDBERG

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Patterns created by wind on ice at Goose Cove reservoir.

Thanks to you all for these beautiful but cold, cold images. If anyone else has taken outstanding photos of the cold, forward them to me and I’ll post them on GMG.

Marty

editormard1@mac.com

Call for Entries

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2016 Spring Art in the Schoolhouse
April 8, 9 & 10

Call for Entries

Acrylic, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Pastel, and Photography

Recieving:  Tuesday, April 5, 4 to 8 pm
Reception:  Friday, April 8, 6 to  9 pm
Pick-Up:  Sunday, April 10, 12:30 to 2 pm

Requirements

People’s Choice Award
All work must be for sale
All work must be completed within the last two years
All work must be original, created within the past two years, and conceived by the artist
No wet paintings

Framing Requirements

Acceptable hardware for wood frames: screw-eyes or d-rings
Acceptable hardware for metal frames: hardware that screws secure in track (not sliding)
No saw tooth hangers, spring clips, tension mounts, standing photo frames, or pop-in frames

Register Online

to pre-pay your show entry fees prior to receiving.

100% of all proceeds support the Blynman Schoolhouse Restoration Project as well as associated MHS administrative activities. Visit our website for more details.

AMAZING RED-TAILED HAWK CAPTURE!

This photo from Isabella and Stephen  Bates was submitted as possibly a Peregrine Falcon however, I think it is a Red-tailed Hawk. Please write if you can confirm or correct, much appreciated. Isabella and Stephen shared that the hawk was feeding on the suet when it picked up the feeder in its talons and carried it away!

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Breaking News! Sista Felicia’s 3-D Valentine Cookies On Sale Today @The Cave Cheese Shop Glou Ma! 

On Sale Today 12-2  Chocolate Chip Valentine Sweatheart Cookies, Sugar Sweatheart  Cookies, Dark  Chocolate Sugar Cookies…. Stop by The Cave Cheese Shop Main Street Gloucester for all your Special Valentine needs!

 

Lobster 101 HarborLAB at Maritime Gloucester

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HarborLAB: Lobster 101

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

REGISTRATION : $25 MEMBERS, $30 NON-MEMBERS

AUDIENCE: ADULTS

Join our adult HarborLAB and learn about one of Gloucester’s notorius marine invertebrates…Homarus americanus, American Lobster. Participants will learn about our native Gloucester Harbor lobsters through dissection and microscope use. This is not your high school bio class. No formaldehyde. No grades. No experience required.

HarborLAB will meet in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom easily accessible down the walkway towards the pier.  Click here to register.

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