Tag: whales

Whales | Nantucket, MA
Island Science

The Right Whale at the Wrong Time

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket is steeped in the history of whaling. Even our school sports teams are The Whalers. We sometimes struggle with that history and how to represent that legacy today. The Nantucket Historical Association, in particular, […]

Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket, MA
Island Science, Nantucket Arts, Nantucket Events

A Whale of an Auction

Sunday, August 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will hold a reception and auction highlighting the dangers of plastic flotsam in our oceans through sculptures made from plastic beach trash. The auction will be held at the MMA’s property located at 33 Washington Street, […]

Whales on Nantucket
Featured Articles

Have You Seen the Whales?

by Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation It’s not surprising to hear people talking about whales as you walk along the streets of Nantucket. Between the museums, the historic homes, and cobblestones, whales are front and center. The latest discussion however […]

Whales | Photo by Mike Shuster
Nantucket Essays

The Grace of Whales

by Robert P. Barsanti We believe in summer sun, but the truth of Nantucket is fog. Nantucket lies near the confluence of the warm water Gulf Stream with the Canadian Labrador current. The waters mix and mist over the shallow water of the George’s Bank, and the sand bars leading […]

Nan Daeschler Hauser
Island Science, Nantucket Events

Whale Tales from the South Pacific

World-renowned ocean conservationist Nan Daeschler Hauser will present a lecture entitled South Pacific Whale Tales: A Perspective of Whales, Then and Now  Wednesday, July 5 at 6 pm in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Hauser will highlight a variety of topics, including the history of South Pacific whaling across […]

Humpback Whale | Nantucket, MA
Island Science


~ by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station ~ One of the many luxuries that Nantucket visitors can experience is the chance to see a humpback whale, and just a few weeks ago we had one cavorting very close to the island in the shallow […]

Island Science

Balloons Away

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay – Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station • On April 22nd we will celebrate the 45th Earth Day. It is hard to believe that 45 years have passed since the first Earth Day. As citizens of the planet, we have come a long […]