Let me introduce you to Comet - yes, your eyes are working correctly! Comet is a whale, a Fin whale to be exact. I'm actually happy I don't have to pay the feed bill on this gal. She is about 85 feet long and weighs between 50 and 70 Ton! Comet frequents Jeffreys ledge, a productive area within the Gulf of Maine. We actually got a two for one as Comet was spotted with her calf in 2007.
Comet is just one of many whales and other marine life available for adoption through the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, based in Portsmouth, NH. Comet was adopted as a gift for us by my dear friend, Helen. We can track Comets whereabouts on-line and will be notified by e-mail when she is sighted. Whale watches leave from the New England coast daily and we are hoping to be on one soon in hopes of seeing Comet :)
The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation promotes awareness and conservation of the marine environment through education and research in New England. It's a fantastic organization. Check them out at www.blueoceansociety.org.