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Friday, August 23, 2013

Lunge Feeding Frenzies! | Julien  buttonLink

Lunge Feeding Frenzies!

So far, August has not disappointed as one of our best months to see blue whales! Not only are we seeing the blues but we are seeing them feeding on krill at the surface. This type of behavior is
called surface lunge feeding and it makes for a pretty memorable experience as a guest on board and even for us educators! Read on to hear more about our blue whale stories.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Tons of Blues and Other Marine Life Too! | Julien  buttonLink

Tons of Blues and Other Marine Life Too!

We kicked off our July with spectacular whale sightings and it has only been getting better! We have been seeing at least three blue whales per trip and even fin whales and minkes as well! In the month of July we had NINTEY-FOUR blue whale sightings alone! Keep reading to find out more!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Whales, Sunfish, and Sharks! | Julien  buttonLink

Whales, Sunfish, and Sharks!

June was a fun month on the boat with each day being more unpredictable than the next. Some of the highlights of the last month included sightings of massive sunfish and even a juvenile great white shark! Read more to get the inside scoop about the month of June on the water.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Farewell May Grays! | Julien  buttonLink

Farewell May Grays!

The first few weeks of May have given us the final glimpses of our Pacific gray whales and many cow/calf pairs! Since the first we have had nine sightings of gray whales, eight of which were females and young calves. Keep reading to find out more about our recent whale and dolphin sightings!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

One Whale, Two Whale, Gray Whale, Blue Whale! Killer Whales and Humpbacks too! | Julien  buttonLink

One Whale, Two Whale, Gray Whale, Blue Whale! Killer Whales and Humpbacks too!

Whales everywhere! So far, April has been a great month for seeing multiple species of whales and dolphins, and we have had some pretty exciting trips. The blues are still being sighted periodically and we have had five sightings already this month! Keep reading for all the latest and greatest whale sighting information.

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Orcas, Blues, Humpbacks and Baby Grays! | Julien  buttonLink

Orcas, Blues, Humpbacks and Baby Grays!

We have been having phenomenal whale watches the last few weeks of March! Orcas, humpbacks, minkes, fins, grays and more early blue whales have filled our recent trips with excitement. Read on to see details and great photos!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

More Blue Whales! | Julien  buttonLink

More Blue Whales!

Is the season starting early?

The blue whales came back for more! We were hoping that seeing a blue as early as February this year would indicate the start to an early season, but not this early! Read to find out more.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Our First Blue Whale and More! | Julien  buttonLink

Our First Blue Whale and More!

That’s right! We sighted our first blue whale of the season already on February 18th! Read more to see the up-to-date whale counts!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The February of Fins | Julien  buttonLink

The February of Fins

This February has been a fantastic month for whale sightings! Not only have we been seeing the transition between the south-bound and north-bound gray whale migration, but have been seeing fin whales almost daily! From the beginning of the month to Valentine’s, we have recorded 39 gray whale sightings and an even more impressive 55 fin whale sightings.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Adventures in Otter Space | Hugh  buttonLink

Adventures in Otter Space

Epilogue

As my adventures with Gidget the orphan Sea Otter draws to a close I’d like to share the full story of my relationship with her during her time in Long Beach.

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