Published in Rye, N.H. on the first Thursday of each month
September 2007


A rare sight off Rye is captured as a finback whale leaps (called breaching) from ocean. The second largest breed of baleen whale in the world, finbacks measure up to 78 feet in length and seldom breach. In this photo taken by Granite State Whale Watch passenger Yuan Chiao Kuo, about 40 feet of the whale can be seen. For more photos and story, click here or on the photograph above.