Interview with Captain Blair Perkins of Shearwater Excursions

Meet our members!  We've been conducting interviews with some of our captains, naturalists, and owners of Whale SENSE companies, and will share them here on our website.  This week we talked to Captain Blair Perkins, the captain and naturalist of Shearwater Excursions, about his experiences whale watching. Growing up in Nantucket, Captain Blair knew from … Continue reading Interview with Captain Blair Perkins of Shearwater Excursions

Whale SENSE Participant to the Rescue!

Whale Watching Trip Turns into Successful International Whale Rescue! Original story can be viewed here. When nearly 200 people set sail on a whale watch from Bar Harbor, Maine, they never expected to be party to a whale rescue. Yet, that is exactly what happened on a sunny afternoon in early June. A vessel owned by Bar Harbor … Continue reading Whale SENSE Participant to the Rescue!

Responsible whale watch program continues to expand along U.S. east coast

Whale SENSE welcomes new company for the 2014 whale watching season! Original press release, courtesy of NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office, click here. Shearwater Excursions from Nantucket, Massachusetts has joined NOAA, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)  and 11 other commercial whale watching companies as a new Whale SENSE member. Through this collaborative educational effort, over 1 … Continue reading Responsible whale watch program continues to expand along U.S. east coast

Responsible whale watch program expands throughout the east coast

Five new members join WhaleSENSE Whale SENSE welcomes new participants Whale watching is an important industry for many coastal communities from Maine through Virginia. Five new whale watching companies have joined a growing list of companies participating in Whale SENSE. This program, which was initiated by NOAA Fisheries’  Northeast Region, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, … Continue reading Responsible whale watch program expands throughout the east coast

5 Years and 1 Million Passengers– Whale SENSE Milestones

Responsible Whale Watching Program Reaches Milestone For original article, click here. Whale Watching Companies Share Why Whale SENSE Also Makes Good Business Sense As the Whale SENSE Program enters its fifth year, an estimated 1 million people have been exposed to messages about responsible wildlife viewing.  However, this isn’t the only benefit of the program.  … Continue reading 5 Years and 1 Million Passengers– Whale SENSE Milestones