This blog was written for the Whale SENSE website by Whale SENSE naturalists Laura Howes (with Boston Harbor City Cruises) and Julie Taylor (with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company) Over the course of summer and fall of 2021 and 2022, whale watch naturalists from a handful of companies operating between Long Island and Maine collaborated … Continue reading Connecting the Public To Whales Through Oceanography Citizen Science!
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?
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!
On Saturday, many of the Whale SENSE companies in both Alaska and the Atlantic completed their annual stewardship project in a coordinated beach clean up in an effort to care for the local marine life and give back to their local communities! Whale SENSE companies in Juneau, Alaska had 58 people from 7 companies on … Continue reading Whale SENSE Beach Clean Up 2019!
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