Sighting & Observing Marine Wildlife

Sighting & Observing Marine Wildlife

The Pacific Ocean is alive with wildlife. Some of these animals, like humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals, and sea turtles, are considered endangered species and are protected by federal laws. Dolphins and other whales, though not endangered, are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Nature-based tourism is a fast growing segment of the market. There are scores of tour boat companies and water-based activities that cater to whale and

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DC on the Water: 12 Ways to Embrace Washington’s Waterfronts

DC on the Water: 12 Ways to Embrace Washington's Waterfronts

Outdoor activities like boat tours, kayaks, paddleboarding and water fountains make a splash in Washington, DC. The District’s two rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia, shine brightly once the warm weather of spring and summer settles on the city. Fortunately for visitors, there are plenty of ways to explore these DC waterfronts, with family-friendly outdoor activities that include being both on or beside the rivers. Many of these things to

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Top Teen 2017 finalist: Joseph Goldstein uses his voice for Boundary Waters

Top Teen 2017 finalist: Joseph Goldstein uses his voice for Boundary Waters

Joseph Goldstein was diagnosed with high-risk lymphoblastic leukemia when he was in eighth grade — but he doesn’t let that define him. Two years ago, the Make-a-Wish foundation approached Joseph and asked him what his potential wish would be. Joseph knew exactly what he wanted to with his wish, and no it was not to go to Disney World, or meeting a favorite celebrity — instead, he wanted to donate

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