Thursday, February 10, 2011

See Whales & Marine Debris on New Mapping Site

We've been working with Shane Bradt at UNH Cooperative Extension to develop a mapping web site that shows sightings of some of our favorite local whales, along with the sightings of floating litter we've collected over the years. The idea is to show that (obviously) whales and marine debris overlap, and provide a glimpse of what whales have to deal with as they cruise through our waters in the Gulf of Maine.

The site's at its initial stages, and we're looking for feedback!  Is it easy to use? Is it useful to you - how?  We're particularly hoping to make this useful to marine educators, although we also hope it'll be helpful to those who just want to explore where whales have been during the summer months. Let us know what you think by sending an email to jen (at) or commenting here!


  1. Just so cool. When & if I can expand the Flotsam Diaries to take in other shores, I would love to be able to plot debris by space/time just like this. What an inspiration, and what a lot of work!

  2. Hi Harry,
    Maybe we can talk about the potential for integrating some of your debris into this site?

  3. And thanks, also, for the plug on Facebook - we appreciate it!