After two seasons with the Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, I will have had the pleasure and privilege of working with individuals from Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Australia, the United States, and Canada. Not only has this provided a cultural learning experience and the opportunity to meet amazing people, but it has also proved the universal pull of the natural world. Worldwide, people are becoming more conscious of the value and fragile nature of the earth and its creatures. And more and more individuals are taking action to change things for the better.
I have also noticed that international visitors on our Aquatic Safaris tours are at an all-time high, further evidence of this united interest in nature. And that is not only inspiring, it’s also a great comfort for those who might suffer from occasional attacks of cynicism. So if you also feel the pull of this growing tide and want to make a difference, or even just learn more, try the internet, try a whale watch, or even just go for a walk in the wild. The whole world is waiting.