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Learning to identify whales, you’ll also learn a lot about yourself. The weather can alternate between mild and freezing, you must eliminate all distractions, and depending on your personality, it’s either lonely or perfect.

Then, movement on the horizon, and we learn that a single whale’s journey could be longer than we thought possible.


Allied Whale News: 

  • NEWS
    First Ireland - Canada humpback resighting
    Humpback whales found in Irish waters are known to travel north and south along the eastern North Atlantic, but one whale was unexpectedly found over 3,300 km nearly due west.
  • NEWS
    As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers [New York Times]
    From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls. At least twice a day, researchers with College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale climb steps and ladders and crawl through a modest glass doorway to scan the surrounding sea, looking for the distinctive spout of a whale.
  • NEWS
    First humpback whale resighting between the Azores and Newfoundland!
    The first ever resighting or “match” of a humpback between Newfoundland, Canada, and the Azores, Portugal, was found in our North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalog.
  • NEWS
    Acoustic Techniques Point Toward Better Whale Protection
    Data from a massive study using sound-based ocean monitoring methods could help make the case for enhanced protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales, according to whale researcher Dr. Sean Todd, the College of the Atlantic Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences.
  • NEWS
    Coastal Conversations [WERU]
    The Director of College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale and the Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences Dr. Sean Todd joins a radio conversation to talk coastal Maine, North Atlantic right whales, and our changing oceans.