Ali has been working with the Whale SENSE Program since 2018. She has worked as a whale watch naturalist in both Alaska and Hawaii, and spent her master’s researching the effects of whale watching on humpback whales and conservation.

Posts by Ali Schuler

5 Children’s Books About the Ocean
Books are an amazing way to introduce children to the wonders of the ocean! From the …
10 inspirational quotes for Earth Day
Did you know that all Whale SENSE operators complete an ocean stewardship project annually? This ranges …
How are whales protected in the United States?
When you hear that whales are “protected”, what first comes to mind?  Of course, physical walls …
Ask the Naturalist: How long can a whale hold its breath?
As mammals, all whale species have to breathe air. This is good for whale watchers, because …
Ask the Naturalist: Why do whales breach?
Seeing the body of a whale launch itself out of the water is one of the …
How do you find whales on a whale watch?
Feature image: Naturalist Jon Brink, searching for whales (Photo: Jenna Schwerzmann) The whole purpose of a …
How does Whale SENSE protect endangered species?
What does it mean to be endangered? In the 1960s, global whale populations weren’t looking so …
10 ways you can be an ocean steward from home!
This Earth Week, while physically apart, let’s take actions in our everyday life together that can …
How are porpoises different from dolphins? (The 3 F’s)
Dolphins and porpoises can be easily confused at a glance. They are both small cetaceans and …
Whale SENSE Beach Clean Up 2019!
On Saturday, many of the Whale SENSE companies in both Alaska and the Atlantic completed their …
Bridging the gap: Whale SENSE Alaska goes to the far east coast (of the United States)
What could whale watching in the Atlantic have in common with Alaska? Suzie Teerlink and myself …
2018 Whale SENSE Alaska Marine Conservation Leader Award
For the second year, outstanding captains and naturalists in Alaska were nominated for their leadership in …