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Leaders-in-Training from Camp Harbor View participate in whale watching trip with WHOI biologists

Camp Harbor View Whale Watch

September 9, 2019

In August, WHOI participated in a whale watching trip for 85 Leaders-in-Training, ages 15 to 17, from Camp Harbor View, an organization that provides unique experiences for underserved youth in Boston. Led by WHOI marine mammal experts Laela Sayigh and Michael Moore aboard a Bay State Cruise Company trip from the Boston Seaport to Stellwagen Bank, the group saw dolphins and whales, including a fin whale—the second largest whale on Earth after blue whales—and three humpbacks. The trip was an eye (and mind) opener for the youths, many of whom had never been out on the water. First-year LIT Jayden Benzen, who had never before seen a whale in its natural environment, expressed, “As of right now, I’m thinking of going into marine biology, because I like the water, and I love water animals.” (Photo by Véronique LaCapra, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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