It has been a great privilege in my life to observe the magesty, intelligence and beauty of whales not only in captivity but in the wild. I'm delighted that I live in a time where the business of whale watching earns more than the old-time horrific business of whaling.

But humans still jeopardize the safety of the whale populations. Norway, Japan, and Iceland permit commercial whaling, and those of us who care could lose the fight if we don't stay vigilant and aware.

See the Whale Links page for more information on whales in general and conservation of the species.


"In the water, whales have become the dominant species,
Without killing their own kind.
In the water, whales have become the dominant species,
Though they allow the resources they use to renew themselves.
In the water, whales have become the dominant species,
Though they acknowledge minds other than their own.
In the water, whales have become the dominant species,
Without allowing their population to reach plague proportions.
In the water, the whale is the dominant species,
An extra-terrestrial, who has already landed..."

Heathcote Williams, Whale Nation, Jonathan Cape ltd,1988

 

Memories and precious few photos of my whale-watching excursions appear on the following pages. If you stumble across this section of my site and can recommend some good whale-watching experiences in the U.S., please e-mail me. I'll be looking for more!

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