The Gam, Gotham Whale Newsletter

The Gam is the quarterly newsletter for Gotham Whale, where you’ll find news, information, and fun content relating to the whales of New York City! Subscribe to stay up to date with the GW Team. Browse our archive of past editions below.

 

 

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These volumes of The Gam were written and compiled by Beth Anne Miller for Gotham Whale.

 

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October 2021

Travel with the Gotham Whale team to the offshore Hudson Canyon in this edition of The Gam. This overnight adventure aboard the American Princess brought us sightings of multiple marine mammal and bird species. Next, learn about our commitment to education from Ship to Shore. Meet our Volunteer Coordinator and Research Biologist, David S. Rosenthal and read 'My Aquatic Journey' by intern Alexander Mildener.

July 2021

The 2021 Whale Watching Season is off to a great start! Hop aboard a cruise with our team to see lunge-feeding, breaching, and tail-slapping, whales including our celebrity Humpback, NYC0011 aka  'Jerry'. Our Director of Advocacy, Sarah Ryan Hudson, illustrates our work supporting the Oceans Based Climate Solutions Act and other upcoming marine mammal defensive legislation. Meet our official photographer, Artie Raslich, and more whales in the news!

April 2021

Whale watching season is just around the corner and we're sitting down with American Princess's Captains Tom and Frank! Our Lead Dolphin Researcher, Kristi Ashley Collom, discusses the recent Common dolphin sighting in the East River off Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Meet our Director of Education, Dr. Merryl Kafka, who has devoted her life and career to bringing marine science educational programming to both children and adults.

January 2021

Our team brings you a 2020 whale watching season wrap edition of The Gam! Covid may have delayed the kick off cruise but whales have been making headlines. When a Humpback whale swam up to Manhattan, our team was able to identify it as returning whale NYC0089. Meet our Lead Humpback Whale Researcher, Danielle M. Brown, and Research Associate and on-board Naturalist, Celia Ackerman.