Credit: Kathy Rothenberger with Kenai Fjord Tours That is honestly a great question, but unfortunately there is no direct answer. Whale watches are intended for humans to see whales, but the whales do not know that! Therefore, whales simply go about their everyday lives and we are fortunate when we do see them. It is … Continue reading How will I know I will see whales on a whale watch?
Welcome! We are excited to work with each and every one of you. Booking a tour in Southeast Alaska? Take a moment to learn more about our newly enrolled companies. Note: All vessels pictured below are in compliance with Alaska whale watching regulations and guidelines. Alaska Tales They are a Juneau-based company that offers whale … Continue reading Meet our NEW Alaska Region Whale SENSE companies for 2021!!
Yes and no! It is a bit tricky explaining how they sleep because it does not occur how we traditionally think it does. A big difference between the way we sleep and how they do it, is the fact that we are capable of completely shutting down our brains. Humans are involuntary breathers, meaning we … Continue reading Do Whales Ever Sleep?
An essential skill when observing whales is the ability of being able to know not only the type of whale you have encountered, but who exactly. By individualizing every whale that we come across, it allows us to monitor their evolution over time which allows us to understand the quality of life they experience. Many distinct … Continue reading How do you Identify Humpback Whales?
We asked Whale SENSE naturalists to share their favorite memory from last season. Here are their stories! Julie Taylor, Lead Naturalist, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. sperm whale July 22, 2020 "It was a beautiful and HOT summer day. The water was like glass. Suddenly, a passenger alerted me that they had seen a whale … Continue reading 2020 Naturalist Highlight Stories