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    Meet Delilah

    Step inside Delilah, an inflatable, life-sized North Atlantic Right Whale, and learn all about these rare and amazing animals. Join us each week in the summer for a tour and natural history of one of the ocean's most unique animals. Free, all welcome!

    Whale Field Walks

    Cape Cod is arguably one of the finest spots on earth to view cetaceans from land. Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales come to Cape Cod Bay each winter to feed, while in late spring and early summer, humpback, fin and minke whales arrive. CCS staff and scientists will lead guided walks to Race Point, Wood End, and Herring Cove to watch for whales as they feed in the surrounding waters, often only a few hundred feet from shore. Information and updates on right whale research will also be available. Must have good walking shoes and be able to walk ½-2 miles. Free. No reservations necessary. Times and locations vary.

    Seal Walks

    A number of different species of seals occupy New England waters. Harbor and gray seals are often sighted throughout the year in the water and resting on local beaches in large groups or herds. CCS is leading an effort on Cape Cod to identify and create a picture of local seal population movements and behavior. CCS will offer naturalist led seal walks for groups, and individuals to seal haul out sights located on the outer beaches of Cape Cod. Free. No reservations necessary. Times and locations TBA.

    Summer Lecture Series

    Join CCS education director each week for a different discussion on the Cape's marine environment. Province Lands Visitor Center. Registration is not necessary. Free.

    Monthly Beach Cleanup

    Join CCS for a monthly beach cleanup at local area beaches. Marine debris is a serious problem facing our oceans and coasts. It degrades coastal and marine vistas, harms wildlife, introduces toxins and chemicals into our water, destroys habitats and can directly affect human health. No Reservations necessary. Times and Locations vary.

    For details about these and other programs, contact Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 103 or email




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