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A Rule of Thumb for Viewing Hawaiian Monk Seals

Enjoying Hawaiian monk seals from a distance is easy with this simple rule of thumb!
October 06, 2021 -

North Atlantic Right Whale Calving Season 2021

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population has been declining for the past decade. With fewer than 400 whales left, researchers closely monitor the southeastern United States for new offspring during the calving season.

Give Whales Bubble Room in Alaska

Humpback whales are commonly seen when boating in Alaska. It is important that boaters follow regional regulations and viewing best practices for the safety of humpback whales and boaters themselves.

Watching Wildlife

Learn more about proper marine life viewing guidelines on the shore and in the water.

Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing in New England and the Mid-Atlantic

New England and the Mid-Atlantic coastlines offer the potential for exhilarating marine wildlife viewing experiences. Whether on the beach or on the water, if you see protected animals like whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, or Atlantic sturgeon,…

Watching Whales Sensibly for Ten Years

This year is the 10th anniversary of Whale SENSE, our responsible whale watching program.
June 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Good Neighbors: How to Share Hawaiʻi's Beaches with Endangered Monk Seals

This video will enhance public understanding of human-seal interactions and the direct impact that has on the population and recovery of the monk seal species.
October 30, 2018 - Video ,

Alaska Marine Mammal Viewing Guidelines and Regulations

Information on approach regulations, safe viewing practices, and more information on reducing disturbance while watching whales, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and porpoises from boats, planes, and helicopters.

Protect Wild Dolphins: Admire Them from a Distance

It is against the law to feed or harass wild dolphins. For the dolphins' sake, and for your safety, please don't feed, swim with, or harass wild dolphins.

Take the Lead: Do Not Feed Steller Sea Lions Signage and Brochure

Do Not Feed Steller sea lions (brochure) and Do Not Feed signage for harbors and vessels.
February 15, 2017 -