5 Children’s Books About the Ocean

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

10 inspirational quotes for Earth Day

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

How are whales protected in the United States?

When you hear that whales are “protected”, what first comes to mind?  Of course, physical walls or barriers would never work for animals that spend their life in the wild and always on the move. Instead, laws to set these determine these boundaries.  Photo: Lilli Mack What are we protecting whales from?  The word, “protect” … Continue reading How are whales protected in the United States?

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 otherwise we’d hardly ever get to see these animals who spend the majority of their life underwater! It's these short moments at the surface of the water that we get to watch them! But, sometimes as quickly as they … Continue reading Ask the Naturalist: How long can a whale hold its breath?

Ask the Naturalist: Why do whales breach?

Seeing the body of a whale launch itself out of the water is one of the most awe-inspiring behaviors you can see on a whale watch! You see it on all the TV shows, you see it on all the brochures that advertise whale watching, but what’s the likelihood that you’ll actually see it on … Continue reading Ask the Naturalist: Why do whales breach?