Earth Day Fund-raising Whale Watch Trip Saturday May 7, 2011

Earth Day Fund-raising Whale Watch Trip
Gloucester, Saturday May 7, 2011 (rain date May 8)

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    The Whale Center of New England is proud to announce its annual Earth Day Whale Watch. The trip is a celebration of our commitment to conservation, and of the return of the humpback whales to New England; it also marks the start of our field season! This year’s trip is scheduled to run from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday May 7 (rain date May 8). The trip is a fundraiser for The Whale Center, and all proceeds go to our whale research and conservation programs.
    The humpback whales, which spend much of the winter in tropical seas in the West Indies, start to return in early April. Last year’s trip was great with lots of actively feeding humpback whales. This was the kick-off to a tremendous season that lasted throughout 2010. We’re hoping to have a similar kick-off in 2011!
    This year we are fortunate to have many Whale Center Alumni joining us to narrate the whale watch trip. You will have a day during which you will see great whale activity and learn a lot about the whales we study.
   The trip costs $55 for Whale Center members ($65 for non members); $45 for all children under age 12. Join when you make your reservation and get the member price for the cruise. We’ll provide free hot drinks and there’s a full galley on board. The large cabin on the vessel provides ample cover from the cold but we suggest you dress warmly!
    To make reservations for the Earth Day Whale Watch, please call our office at 978-281-6351. Space is limited, so make your reservations early. We look forward to seeing you on May 7th!

The Whale Center of New England (WCNE) was founded in 1980 to study the whales frequenting waters off the Massachusetts coast, especially Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge. We conduct field research from our research vessel Mysticete, and from public whale watch boats.

PO Box 159  Gloucester, MA  01931-0159     978.281.6351     978.281.5666 fax     www.whalecenter.org     email info@whalecenter.org

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