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whale watching

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Definition of whale watching in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The practice of observing whales in their natural habitat, typically as part of an organized tourist activity: you can drive down the Big Sur coast and go whale watching in Monterey Bay [as modifier]: the whale-watching season
More example sentences
  • Disappointingly, however, bad weather forced the cancellation of my whale-watching trip.
  • The increase in whale-watching boats in eastern Taiwan coincides with a period of decline in the fishing industry.
  • Whale-watching trips can be arranged locally for about £40.

Derivatives

whale watcher

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noun
Example sentences
  • The whale watchers were treated to a mother whale and her baby casually playing near the boat.
  • A special observation platform attracts hordes of whale watchers.
  • Whether you are a birdwatcher, a whale watcher, or just a general wildlife enthusiast, you will enjoy the unspoiled Scottish countryside.

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