Whale watches in jeopardy

An annual series of efforts to espy whales off St. Thomas and St. John is iffy right now, due to the
sale of the 50-foot catamaran that;’s been used in past years.  Last year, there were four sailings; no whales were seen.

Dalma Simon, activities coordinator for the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John said the group is negotiating with boat owners to find a substitute.  Several species of whales migrate each year from the upper Atlantic Ocean to the warmer waters of the Caribbean in February and March.

In fact, a whale was spotted off St. John about two weeks ago, and the News published a photograph. 

If a boat can be found, watches are scheduled for Mar 4, 5 and 19, she told the Virgin Islands Daily News

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