What does it mean to be endangered? In the 1960s, global whale populations weren’t looking so great. Humpback whales in the Central North Pacific numbered a mere 1,400, gray whales had completely disappeared in the North Atlantic and were on the brink of extinction in the North Pacific, and there were likely less than 100 … Continue reading How does Whale SENSE protect endangered species?
Congratulations to all of the winners in the 3rd annual Whale SENSE photo contest! We set a new record of 98 amazing photos submitted for voting this year. Like what you see? Be sure your next whale watch is with a Whale SENSE company! Feeding Category - Lauren McCaslin, Kenai Fjord Tours Tail Shot Category … Continue reading 2020 Photo Contest Winners
Dolphins and porpoises can be easily confused at a glance. They are both small cetaceans and extremely intelligent. Each also have complex brains with a forehead called a melon. Using their melon, they can easily navigate using sonar (sound waves). However, you can use the 3 F's (Face, Fin, and Figure) to help you visually … Continue reading How are porpoises different from dolphins? (The 3 F’s)
Back by popular demand - it is time for our 3rd annual photo contest! What better way to prepare for the upcoming whale watching season than to vote on some of the best photos from previous years! FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST RULES How to Enter Submit your photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY February 28. … Continue reading 3rd Annual Whale SENSE Photo Contest
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!