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The Whales of Cape Cod


In recent years, public concern for marine mammals has resulted in the rediscovery of our native New England whales. However, this time instead of hunting them for their oil, whale bone and flesh, we follow whales to learn more about the ecology and behavior of these, the largest of all mammals. Growing public interest in whales has resulted in several successful whale watching enterprises through which large numbers of people have a unique and unforgettable opportunity to view whales up close. Public trips have done more than allow large number of people to see whales. They have contributed to a growing public awareness of, and support for, whale conservation and protection. These observations are beginning to provide answers to some very basic questions about whales and their habits.

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John C. Jahoda is Professor of Zoology at Bridgewater State College.

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