Haiku Challenge Day 3: Whale Watch Off Massachusetts Coast

Sing to me my friend

Gentle giant of the blue sea

Tell me your story

I grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts a fishing community in New England. We are a few nautical miles from Stellwagon Bank, a Marine Mammal Sanctuary off the Massachusetts coast that is frequently the summer home for whales. This photo was taken during a family excursion with Captain Bill’s Whale Watch from Gloucester. We were lucky enough to see several of these majestic creatures. during the 19th and twentieth centuries whales were hunted almost to extinction. The brave and persistent work of  various environmental groups led to a moratorium on commercial whaling and in Massachusetts, the introduction of legislation to create a sanctuary for marine mammals in Stellwagon Bank.


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Written by PaulPallazola