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Orca Month 2021 – We are Family

Orca Month 2021 – We are Family

We have come to the end of another amazing Orca Action Month, and for the second year in a row we took the celebration online, with (mostly) virtual events bringing together orca researchers, fans, and supporters from around the world. Orca Month began as Orca Awareness Month, created by our friends at Orca Network more…

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Humpback whale “swallows” a diver? Not exactly.

The recent story of a humpback whale “swallowing a diver” off Cape Cod has made global news. We are so happy that the diver is OK but we can’t quite “swallow” some of the misleading headlines.  We are your resident whale nerds, here to clear some things up. For any media inquiries, please give us…

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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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How Kylie Made A Whale of A Difference

In  November of 2020, I answered the phone at our WDC office and was greeted by Amanda Enloe who was looking to make a donation in honor of Kylie Christine Schwartz. What started out as a seemingly typical donation quickly turned into so much more.  Amanda shared with me that Kylie was diagnosed with a…

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My 100 Million Dollar Idea – Whales!

Through all of the different roles I fill at WDC and in the marine mammal community, I am a biologist at heart. I love learning how the environment works, I love that we are still finding new species of whales, and I love talking about some things that others might think of as “gross” such…

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Right Whales Need a Treatment Plan, Not Just a Diagnosis

*This blog was coauthored by Erica Fuller. Erica is a Senior Attorney for Conservation Law Foundation and works primarily on federal fisheries and protected species related issues. Image: Peter Flood Imagine you visited the dentist almost 20 years ago because the pain in your mouth was no longer manageable.  After multiple consultations over nearly six…

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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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My Gratitude List: Whales, Dolphins, and YOU

Like many others, my 2020 has included many phases –  from the incredibly optimistic phase, the nervous to leave my house phase, the haven’t-worn-pants-without-an-elastic-band phase, the figuring out video meetings phase, to the thinking my dogs are the only ones who understand me phase. One of the phases that I went through involved obsessively trying…

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