How do you find whales on a whale watch?

Feature image: Naturalist Jon Brink, searching for whales (Photo: Jenna Schwerzmann) The whole purpose of a whale watch is to see whales, right? But, how do you find them?  The short answer: The best way to find whales is: To look for them!  It might sound obvious, but since whales are highly mobile and can … Continue reading How do you find whales on a whale watch?

How does Whale SENSE protect endangered species?

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?

2020 Photo Contest Winners

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

10 ways you can be an ocean steward from home!

This Earth Week, while physically apart, let’s take actions in our everyday life together that can contribute to benefiting our world’s oceans AROUND THE HOUSE: 1. Replace disposable with reusable Take time to think about the things in your house you use once and throw away.  Is there a way you could replace them with … Continue reading 10 ways you can be an ocean steward from home!

How are porpoises different from dolphins? (The 3 F’s)

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)