Fluking

vl_fluking_1_and_2Fluking whale,

Holds the Universe, for just a moment,

And gives it back.

This past weekend, the Dalvero Academy artists attended the Whale Naturalist’s Workshop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We heard so many presentations about what these wonderful people are doing to help protect the whale species of the North Atlantic, sometimes at  their own personal peril. What an amazing group of dedicated folks.

The last afternoon of the workshop we attended a whale watch voyage, and saw an amazing group of whales – energetic teams of dolphins escorted us out into the Stellwagen Sanctuary, accompanied by slower moving fin whales. We saw minke whales too, and a small group of three humpback whales: a Mama, baby and adolescent friend. Seeing the mother and child fluking together (showing their tail flukes as part of a deep dive) is something I will never forget. Time actually stood still.

I’ll be posting more about this on my personal blog this week.

Posted by Veronica

The Whale Naturalist Workshop was co-hosted by the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, the Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown, and the WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) group.

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