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Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and Us

06/10/2019 @ 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT


This presentation has since taken place, you can view the film recording here and find the PDF in the library.


A number of years ago, I was boating in Cape Cod Bay (Massachusetts, USA) near Stellwagen Banks and watching for whales. I had been there watching for whales and dolphins other times too. This time was different though. As we waited, a small pod of fin whales passed us by at breakwater speed. Then nothing. Until a young humpback whale surfaced and waved to us. This whale performed a dance of dive and surface for 15 minutes, circling, breaching, submerging. When the whale was done, he or she lay there looking at me as I was looking back, eye to eye, intelligence to intelligence, only meters apart. Who was I? Who was he or she?


For me, the plight of cetaceans is not just ecological and worrisome, it’s poignant and personal as well.

Please join us at The Science Circle on Sunday, October 6 at 7 am SLT to talk about amazing and endangered cetaceans of the world.

Related article Hypothesis “Staring into the Abyss”


Linda Morris Kelley (Delia Lake in SL)
Habitat Curator

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Jes Stannard

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