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Whale-watching by land or sea?

In "See Whales from Shore" (Best of the West, February, page 22), we noted that some observers are concerned about the potential effect of whale-watching boat traffic on the mammals. However, Sunset heard from others who took issue with the notion that boat traffic may harm whales. Darrell Bryan, executive vice president and general manager of Victoria Clipper (www.victoriaclipper.com or 800/888-2535), which runs whale-watching tours, wrote: "Larger platform vessels, which abide by the Best Practices Guidelines established by the Whale Watch Operators Association Northwest, do much to heighten awareness of these amazing creatures while ensuring their safety."

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Lew Forrest, a volunteer docent for Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods who lives in Sebastopol, California, told us about two more shoreline viewing areas. "Here in Sonoma County, we have two established shore-based whale-watch points--Point Reyes and Bodega Head at Bodega Bay. Every weekend afternoon from January into May, docents are at Bodega Head to answer questions about whales." For information on the program, which runs through May 22, call Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (707/869-9177).
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Title Annotation:LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
Publication:Sunset
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:May 1, 2005
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