See a Spout, Watch Out! is a program aimed at promoting responsible boat handling by recreational boaters around whales. The program is focused in the Gulf of Maine, particularly on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. It includes presentations at boater safety courses (in New England) and the distribution of information throughout the Greater Atlantic Region (Maine through Virginia). Contact us to learn how you can get involved.
This program is sponsored and implemented by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
By using catchy phrases, See a Spout helps boaters remember safe operational procedures and whale watching guidelines that will allow for a safer experience and helps boaters view whales in accordance with federal whale protection laws.
Whale SENSE is a companion program for commercial whale watch vessel operators in the Greater Atlantic Region.