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Plastic is the Problem, You Can Be the Solution

Recently, I saw a comment on a social media page from a fellow naturalist that caught my eye. While walking on the beach with her brother, he pointed out how she never takes her eyes off the water. All of the replies from other naturalists confirmed that they, too, exhibit this same behavior, myself included.

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Sustainable Seafood

Life in a seaside town like Cape May revolves around seafood in the typical ways you would expect--fabulous restaurants and fish markets bursting with the bounty of the sea--but the impact can be greater than it may seem. The seafood industry affects marine life at every level, and by choosing sustainably caught or farmed seafood, you can help to minimize the negative impacts.

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Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback whales are our most commonly spotted whales aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher fleet, so let’s learn a little bit more about these spectacular animals.

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Harmful Algal Blooms: Little Plants Causing Big Problems

An aerial view of Lake Okeechobee in Florida shows an algal bloom. A third of all lakes studied by the USGS contained toxins produced by similar blooms.

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Echolocation, Can You Hear Me Now?

Sound in Water A sound is defined as vibrations that travel through air, water, or another medium that can be heard when they reach an ear of a person...

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Talkin’ Trash

Marine Debris, what is it?The ocean, one of the most vast and unique environments here on planet Earth. Our oceans cover about 70% of the entire planet, which has allowed...

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Whats New 2017

A new Season is upon us. What is going on at the Miss Chris Marina and the Cape May Whale Watcher. Quite a bit....

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A Brief History Of The Cape May Lighthouses

Cape May, New Jersey is one of the country’s oldest vacation destinations. As the entire city is a designated historic district, the area has plenty of historical sights.

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Whale Watching Gift Certificates: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Each year, you sit down and write a list of what gifts to give each of your family members and friends. Or you realize it’s just one week from the big gift exchange and you suddenly need to buy a...

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Fall Outdoor Activities Around Cape May

As the weather cools and cozy clothes makes their way out of storage, Cape May residents and visitors will find an abundance of fall outdoor activities. From confusing corn mazes to Halloween scares and pumpkin patches.

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About Whale Sense

Cape May Whale Watcher INC and Spirit of Cape May LLC, located in Cape May, NJ, are both partners in the Whale Sense Program since 2013. However, since the inception of the Northeast Whale Watching Guidelines and our first whale watching trips in...

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Humpback Whale Migration

"When is the best time to see a whale in Cape May, New Jersey?" This has got to be the number one question on the lips of every customer who rides the Cape May Whale Watcher since we started our business in 1993. After over 26 years of whale watching in Cape May, Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, and Atlantic City, New Jersey as well as off the coasts of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Indian River, Delaware, the answer is still complicated.

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