The scientist tells us that in order to point out where the whales are, we will use the boat as if it were a giant clock. The bow, or front, of the boat is 12 o'clock, the stern, or back, of the boat is 6 o'clock. The left side (Port) of the boat is 9 o'clock, and on the right side (Starboard), 3 o'clock. So, for instance, if we hear the naturalist call out over the microphone "whale at 11 o'clock!" we will look ahead to the left side of the bow (Port Bow).
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