Just got a response for one of my submitted short stories like 2 minutes ago. It was a rejection :(. They said that they've had too many submissions to give a detailed reply as to why they can't accept it. But I think it was mainly because the story was a little risky in that it might not fit in with what they normally publish. So going to hunt for a new market to send it to.
So Whale Watchers can be scratched off the list for now but I will keep everyone informed as to what the next market I will be trying it at is.