Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Marine Mammal Safaris!

Hi everyone! My name is Cindy and I am the policy assistant for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Working here has provided me with numerous opportunities to learn and connect with Boston Harbor. For example, this past weekend, Iwas fortunate enough to board the Freedom vessel (thanks to Masssachusetts Bay Lines!) along with other families and youth groups to look for marine mammals. This event was FREE for everyone! :)

We had a fun-filled 3 hour boat ride where we saw great views of Boston. We left from Rowes Wharf in Boston and traveled all the way to Hull and back. our Baywatcher, Bruce Berman did a fantastic job narrating the entire trip, telling us great facts and stories about the Harbor. He even sang to us at the end of the trip! The kids were enthusiastic to look for seals, porpoises, and birds as they had their bincoulars ready to look for signs of marine mammals. We were able to spot a few seals off of Little Calf Island from the distance but unfortunately, we were did not see as many as we would have liked. Despite this fact, we had an enjoyable time with beautiful weather.

Here are some pictures from the trip! Enjoy!
(If you want to see lots of pictures of seals and porpoises from past years, visit our Boston Harbor "Seals of Approval" Marine Mammal Safari Gallery on flickr)

I want to thank everyone for coming out! I hope you join us out on the Harbor this summer with our All Access Boston Harbor and Boston Harbor Explorers!

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