Every winter, one of the most breathtaking natural spectacles occurs in Northern Norway. Orcas and humpback whales return to the Arctic following schools of herring northwards. Yet, with the onset of whales comes a stream of whale watching tourism. Historically, whales were hunted in Norway. While today, this practice is eradicated, now they are facing new threats as underwater ship noise and disturbance increasingly threatens to affect their feeding and breeding success. This story explores alternative solutions to merge whale watching tourism with sustainability on the first electric whale watching vessel to sail Norwegian Seas. This story has been published in National Geographic Serbia, Wildlife Photographic, Oceanographic Magazine, and Female Explorer.
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