While watching whales from a vessel, you may often wonder if the whales know that you are there. If so, does it bother them? The short answer: It would be great if we could ask the whales themselves! But, until then, we have to interpret their behavior in the presence of vessels and physiology to … Continue reading Do whale watching boats bother the 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
Have you ever gone to a restaurant (or more likely in 2020, placed an online order for food) and been told it will be a 40 minute wait? Frustrating, right? Especially when you’re really hungry! But now think about that AMAZING feeling when it’s only been 25 minutes and your name is called! In this … Continue reading 3 Tips For Posting About Whale Watching Experiences
Early on the morning of a whale watch, the captain and crew are busy checking weather and sea condition reports, making sure they prepare (both themselves and the boat!) accordingly for the upcoming trip. Some of the items on the crew’s packing list should probably be on yours as well! If you’re an avid whale … Continue reading Ask the Naturalist: What to Bring on a Whale Watch
There are many reasons why people love whale watching - from the chance to be on or by the sea to the opportunity to be humbled in the presence of a truly massive animal. These experiences are valuable not only in supporting the economy of the communities in which they take place, but, when done … Continue reading Ask the Naturalist: Why is whale watching important?