Dolphins and porpoises can be easily confused at a glance. They are both small cetaceans and extremely intelligent. Each also have complex brains with a forehead called a melon. Using their melon, they can easily navigate using sonar (sound waves). However, you can use the 3 F's (Face, Fin, and Figure) to help you visually … Continue reading How are porpoises different from dolphins? (The 3 F’s)
Back by popular demand - it is time for our 3rd annual photo contest! What better way to prepare for the upcoming whale watching season than to vote on some of the best photos from previous years! FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST RULES How to Enter Submit your photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY February 28. … Continue reading 3rd Annual Whale SENSE Photo Contest
When I started as an intern at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the Whale SENSE program was just being launched. I’m proud to say that Whale SENSE is turning 10 years old this year! I was chatting with our Whale SENSE partners in the NOAA offices both in Massachusetts and Alaska and we were brainstorming the … Continue reading Momma whales, Monica, and mountains – oh my!
Humpback whales off the Virginia coast. Credit: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center “You must love your job!” is an exclamation many of us in the ecotourism career field hear quite frequently. My response? “WHALE YEAH!” A floating office, cetaceans as co-workers, and the unexpected nature of each trip are things that many of us … Continue reading A Floating Office With Cetacean Co-Workers
On Saturday, many of the Whale SENSE companies in both Alaska and the Atlantic completed their annual stewardship project in a coordinated beach clean up in an effort to care for the local marine life and give back to their local communities! Whale SENSE companies in Juneau, Alaska had 58 people from 7 companies on … Continue reading Whale SENSE Beach Clean Up 2019!