When you board the Miss Cape Ann, you'll be instructed on whale spotting techniques and whale biology, behavior and socializing. The Whale Center of New England naturalists are part of every whale watch trip taken on the Miss Cape Ann and are on hand to provide a uniquely rich learning experience for all on board. Whale research has been conducted by The Whale Center of New England for many years and is a respected research institution, publishing many scientific articles and developing valuable educational materials. The Center's staff also maintains a committed involvement in conservation. Some programs at The Whale Center include long-term whale studies, focused on the right, fin, humpback and other whales, that provide a rich database. Humpbacks in particular have been studied extensively and this data has been useful in efforts to protect whales by relocating shipping lanes and passing legislation to protect areas of high use.
The Whale Center staff also saves dozens of seals, whales and dolphins who become stranded on beaches north of Boston. Whale watch crews, citizens and others may notify Center staff members when a stranded animal is found. The Whale Center of New England is adjacent to Capt. Bill and Sons, and we encourage our guests to stop by the visitor's center to view the skeleton of a 28 foot humpback and take advantage of art and literature displays available there, free of charge.
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We are proud to be associated with The Whale Center of New England and encourage you to visit the organization's website. Conduct a search to find fascinating information and images on every topic from whale research findings to events surrounding some familiar humpbacks in Stellwagen Bank or Jeffreys Ledge. When you come to take a trip with Capt. Bill and Sons, you'll get to meet someone from the Whale Center in person, someone who can teach you about everything from whale spotting to amazing whale facts!
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