Mr. Herald Roettger
Ramey Aguadilla, Puerto Rico | March 8, 2019
As part of the Marine Mammal Unit, Marine Biology students participated in a field study trip to Ray Park located at the United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen to observe the migrating humpback whales visiting the Northwest coast of Puerto Rico.
Using the observation tower as a viewing station, students had the opportunity to witness one whale breach along with a few spouts created by a nearby pod. Students learned that these whales migrate to Puerto Rico from the Gulf of Maine, Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland, and Iceland.
This was an exciting way to learn about humpback whales and their migration routes first hand; especial since some students spotted these creatures for the very first time.