Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Marine Science


College of Science

First Advisor

Keira Williams


Since the expansion of whale watching as an industry, many countries have converted from whaling as a source of revenue. There are still some countries that partake in whaling and also conduct whale watching tours. The belief is that these two industries cannot coexist in a country and that whaling will have a negative impact on the whale watching sector and the tourism industry all together. A comparative analysis of scholarly articles was conducted alongside a survey to examine the impacts of whaling on the whale watching industries of certain countries. The results showed whaling and whale watching can coexist in a country with no negative impacts on the country's economy.

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Oceanography Commons