June 7, 2018 As the world celebrates Ocean’s Day on June 8th , the whale watching season kicks off along the East Coast. Whale sightings are always thrilling to passengers, but those on a Whale SENSE whale watch will be even more thrilled to know that their whale watch company is supporting conservation of these … Continue reading Celebrating World Oceans Day and the East Coast Whale Watching Season Kicks Off
Congratulations to all of our winners!! All of the winning photos were taken in Virginia Beach and on board with either Rudee Flipper Dolphin and Whale Watching Tours or Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Coincidentally, their whale watching season is starting later this month. We encourage you to reach out to them and book a trip this … Continue reading Photo Contest Winners Announced!
FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST RULES How to Enter Submit your photos via message to the Whale SENSE Facebook page or to firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3rd. You can enter up to one photo per category. With each photo include your name, the name of your whale watch company, date it was taken and a caption/description. Categories … Continue reading Whale SENSE launches Facebook photo contest
By Mark Haver, NOAA Fisheries Communications Intern You’re the last boat on the water on a summer evening. The setting sun breathes a rich orange reflection over the water’s surface. A killer whale dorsal fin calmly breaks the orange sheet. It is not just the sighting that makes the experience so exciting-- it is the … Continue reading Whale SENSE Heroes
Jenna Schwerzmann Back in 2015, the Whale SENSE program welcomed six new companies from Juneau, Alaska. Until that time, all participants were located on the Atlantic coast. Now, in 2017, the number of Whale SENSE participants in Alaska has doubled! Tourists can now find Whale SENSE-approved companies in Juneau, Ketchikan, Valdez, and Seward. I was … Continue reading Why More of Alaska’s Whale Watching Companies Are Recognized for Responsible Tourism