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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

Stellwagan Bank is a breeding ground for whales. (New England Aquarium)

‘Unusual Amount’ Of Whales Spotted Off Mass. Coast

New England Aquarium officials say they are spotting an unusual amount of whales in Stellwagan Bank, lately.

05/22/2014

A small whale was rescued 10 miles off Provincetown. (CCS Image/NOAA Permit  932-1905)

Small Whale Freed From Rope, Buoy Off Provincetown

A minke whale found entangled in rope, ten miles outside of Boston Harbor.

04/14/2014

The gliders are operated by Dave Fratantoni, a scientist in the WHOI Physical Oceanography Department. In use by oceanographers for about a decade, gliders move up, down, and laterally in a sawtooth pattern through the water by changing their buoyancy and using their wings to provide lift. They are battery powered and exceptionally quiet -- a critical feature when collecting acoustic data. (Photo by Nick Woods, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Woods Hole Researchers Using Robots To Detect Rare Whales

The torpedo-shaped underwater robots, called gliders, can read calls from four types of endangered whales and relay their locations in real time.

01/19/2013

A whale breaches off Provincetown.

Whales Return To Cape Cod, Boating Advisory Issued

Several Right Whales have returned to the area off Provincetown to feed, prompting state officials to put out a warning for boaters.

03/23/2012

Dozens of right whales were spotted swimming in Cape Cod Bay

NH Seeking Suggestions To Reduce Fishing-Related Whale Injuries & Deaths

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is seeking suggestions on how to reduce the risk of large whales being hurt or killed from being entangled in vertical commercial trap and gillnet fishing lines.

07/02/2011

Necropsy for young whale on Lighthouse Beach

A young humpback whale has washed up on a sandbar near Chatham.

09/12/2010

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