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Meet the 2021 WDC Interns!

Meet the 2021 WDC Interns!

Every spring and summer, we get to open up our office to interns from all over the world. These interns bring enthusiasm, passion, personal perspectives and hard work as they help us with many different aspects of whale conservation. Unfortunately in 2020, we weren’t able to have interns, but the year off gave us the…

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Three new companies join the Whale SENSE community

I grew up in New Jersey, close enough to the coast that I could look forward to seeing dolphins in the waves during weekend beach days. It was here where my interest in whales and dolphins began. What I didn’t know (until I moved to Massachusetts) is that it wasn’t just dolphins that could often…

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From WDC Intern to Right Whale Aerial Observer

When I became the Intern Coordinator 8 years ago, the very first intern I had the pleasure of supervising was Kate McPherson. Kate was a perfect first intern for me to work with; she was a hard worker who truly dedicated herself to getting the most out of the experience, all while being reliable and…

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New North Atlantic Right Whale Names Unveiled for 2020

PHOTO COURTESY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Research Permit #20556 BOSTON, MASS. (December 3, 2020) – Researchers have named 18 North Atlantic right whales this year, continuing a tradition that allows scientists in the field to quickly recognize the critically endangered individuals. New England Aquarium researchers who manage the North Atlantic Right Whale…

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Momma whales, Monica, and mountains, oh my!

As the coordinator of WDC’s At the Helm of Conservation programs, I’m proud to say that our Whale SENSE program is turning 10 years old this year! I was chatting with our Whale SENSE partners in the NOAA offices both in Massachusetts and Alaska and we were brainstorming the best way to celebrate this huge…

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The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Long Island on offshore wind development projects. You could say I was “blown away” (I’m a sucker for a good pun) by the number of people involved in the workshop-over 180! While we were primarily focusing on the wind farms planned for development off the coast of New…

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WDC meets Volvo Ocean Race

One of the programs I spend a lot of my time working on is our sailing outreach program Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales. The overarching goal of this program is to empower sailors to use safe boating practices to reduce disturbances and injury to whales, as well as to their sailing…

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