The article about humans and humpback whales off Santa Cruz shows that a lot of people on all sorts of watercraft do not know basic courtesy when dealing with wildlife. I'm glad that Sea kayaker magazine is tackling the sensitive subject. We really can love nature to death if we don't use some self-discipline. Whale calves can been separated from their mothers, and without their mothers protection offspring could become vulnerable to attack by predators. The camera and the binocular are the best tools for observing wildlife. Just because one is mobile in their watercraft shouldn't give license to intrude. It's far better to take a picture from a reasonable distance then to try to closely approach wildlife.