Do Whales Ever Sleep?

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?

How do you Identify Humpback Whales?

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?

2020 Naturalist Highlight Stories

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

3 Tips For Posting About Whale Watching Experiences

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

Ask the Naturalist: What to Bring on a Whale Watch

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