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!
What could whale watching in the Atlantic have in common with Alaska? Suzie Teerlink and myself had never been whale watching off the east coast, but had heard the stories! Having started our careers working with marine mammals as whale watch naturalists in Alaska, we frequently had passengers on our whale watch eager to share … Continue reading Bridging the gap: Whale SENSE Alaska goes to the far east coast (of the United States)
For the second year, outstanding captains and naturalists in Alaska were nominated for their leadership in marine conservation and stewardship. With both the whale watching industry and scope of Whale SENSE growing rapidly in Alaska, there are truly countless individuals that are working to emphasize the need for conservation and preservation of local whale populations. … Continue reading 2018 Whale SENSE Alaska Marine Conservation Leader Award
Header photo of entangled humpback whale, later freed by trained responders. This photo was taken while abiding by Greater Atlantic Regional Whale Watching Guidelines. Photo: WDC 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 … Continue reading Celebrating World Oceans Day and the East Coast Whale Watching Season Kicks Off
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