Adopt a Whale at The Whale Center of New England
The Whale Center of New England (WCNE) is now open for the season Monday through Friday from 9-5!
The Whale Center of New England in Gloucester was founded in 1980 to study the whales frequenting waters off the Massachusetts coast. The main attraction at their museum is the 28′ skeleton of Inland, a young female humpback whale who spent months along Boston’s North Shore. It’s absolutely incredible!
We recently “adopted” a whale from WCNE. We chose “Tear” from a list of 10 possible local whales that frequent our North Shore coast (mainly because of his “cool” scars).
My boys are thrilled at the prospect of actually meeting Tear one day this summer on one of the many Cape Ann whale watch cruises. I suspect that we will make several trips – as many as it takes, before meeting “our” whale. (My middle guy recently presented Tear’s biography and photo’s to his kindergarten class, introducing him as our “pet”, along with Target the bunny.)
Their adoption program is a wonderful way to introduce children to the importance of protecting this endangered species, while providing financial support for the many programs of the Whale Center of New England, one of the oldest whale research groups in the world.