A Floating Office With Cetacean Co-Workers

Humpback whales off the Virginia coast. Credit: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center “You must love your job!” is an exclamation many of us in the ecotourism career field hear quite frequently.  My response?  “WHALE YEAH!”  A floating office, cetaceans as co-workers, and the unexpected nature of each trip are things that many of us … Continue reading A Floating Office With Cetacean Co-Workers

Bridging the gap: Whale SENSE Alaska goes to the far east coast (of the United States)

By Ali Schuler - Whale SENSE Alaska What could whale watching in the Atlantic have in common with Alaska? Suzie Teerlink and myself had never been whale watching off the east coast, but had heard the stories! Having started our careers working with marine mammals as whale watch naturalists in Alaska, we frequently had passengers … Continue reading Bridging the gap: Whale SENSE Alaska goes to the far east coast (of the United States)

2018 Whale SENSE Photo Contest

FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST RULES How to Enter Submit your photos via message to the Whale SENSE Facebook page or to whalesenseww@gmail.com by FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd. You can enter up to one photo per category.  With each photo include your name, the name of the whale watch company with which you were on board, date it … Continue reading 2018 Whale SENSE Photo Contest

The Naturalist

Dolphin Fleet naturalist Dennis Minsky authored this great piece about the important role a whale watch naturalist has in inspiring passengers. The Naturalist I am not here to talk of whales, but of people.  I could talk about the passengers, but another time; I would dwell on the crew, each of which has a story: … Continue reading The Naturalist

2018 Whale SENSE Alaska Marine Conservation Leader Award

For the second year, outstanding captains and naturalists in Alaska were nominated for their leadership in marine conservation and stewardship. With both the whale watching industry and scope of Whale SENSE growing rapidly in Alaska, there are truly countless individuals that are working to emphasize the need for conservation and preservation of local whale populations. … Continue reading 2018 Whale SENSE Alaska Marine Conservation Leader Award