Subject: Re: Boston area whale sighting

roman (jroman@GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU)
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 12:44:22 +0100

>Sirs: As I am travelling to Boston in April, can you tell me:
>Is it likely to see whales on any of the commercial 'whale-watch' boat tours
>Thanks in advance,       Al Mall

Dear Al:

April is the start up of whale watching in the Boston area.  If your lucky,
the whales you might see at this time include humpback whales, fin whales,
minkes and right whales--though for right whales, boat operators are
required to stay at least half a mile away.

The New England Aquarium runs tours in April.  For reservations call



Joseph Roman
University of Florida
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
PO Box 12253
Gainesville, FL 32604
(352) 379-8096