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

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 …