Books are an amazing way to introduce children to the wonders of the ocean! From the dangers of plastics to whales and sharks, below are 5 of our staff's favorite books for children (and adults alike)! Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean: A Pop-Up Book. by Dr. Herminia Din & Astor Lai The book opens … Continue reading 5 Children’s Books About the Ocean
Did you know that all Whale SENSE operators complete an ocean stewardship project annually? This ranges from beach clean-ups to hosting researchers onboard their vessels! So, while every day is Earth Day here at Whale SENSE, here are a few quotes to keep you inspired about protecting our world's oceans and planet! (1) “Never doubt … Continue reading 10 inspirational quotes for Earth Day
Photo by WDC Whales are absolutely marvelous creatures, but did you know that they create essential impacts on the world around them? One of the big ways they contribute to the health of the oceans includes their behavior, more specifically, the production of their poop! The poop produced by a whale is unlike many others. … Continue reading Importance of Whale Feces
First, where does one go to encounter these whales? North Atlantic right whales are exactly where their name states, the North Atlantic ocean. Being found in the coastal waters of New England, these whales can range from Canada, offshore and when expecting a calf, waters between South Carolina-Florida. Although they wander close to shore (they are nicknamed the “urban whale”), many by passers will go without ever witnessing these magnificent creatures in their lifetimes. This is due in part to the fact that there are less than 400 North Atlantic right whales in existence.
In our previous blog we discussed the importance of identifying whales from each other and more specifically how you can do so with humpback whales. In this blog, we will be focusing on another type of whale, orcas! Also known for their notorious name, killer whales. Orcas can be found in all oceans, but they … Continue reading How Do You Identify Orcas?