Join CCMNH volunteer, Gerry Beetham for an introduction to whales seen around Cape Cod from the smallest harbor porpoise to the largest fin whale, the second largest animal to live on earth. Learn about their life cycles, behaviors, why they come to inhabit Cape waters, and why it would be unlikely to see a sperm whale made famous in Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick.
Gerry retired to Cape Cod eleven years ago and instantly fell in love with the marine life around the Cape, especially whales. Today, he volunteers as a whale docent at the Museum and is also a volunteer naturalist on a whale watch. He has designed programs that speak to adults and children alike, educating the public on the lives of the marine mammals that live in our waters.
Date & Time
Jul 10 - Aug 14, 2023