Thursday, May 24, 2018
Blue whales have been spotted off of Redondo Canyon and Pt. Fermin for the past week! Joining them have been a lot of fin whales and a couple humpbacks as well as our usual suspects of dolphins. When our interns start they’ll be starting out strong with blue whale ID.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Our second blue whale sighting already and we’ve had a lot of dolphin sightings plus our first humpback of the spring/summer season.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
There is a lot going on in the ocean when you look beyond the waves and the whales (and other animals) in the ocean, microscopic life flourishes underneath the surface. Over the next few weeks, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be talking with researchers working on the NOAA ship, Ronald H. Brown. These scientists are participating in ongoing research to measure and monitor changes in the world oceans over time. Traveling from Durban, South Africa to Goa, India, they will be collecting samples of the water so that they can describe the ocean chemistry and biology that they are observing.
In the last couple of weeks, we’ve recorded 15 sightings of gray whales along with lots of fin whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Pacific white-sided, and even a sperm whale!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
It’s been very exciting on the whale watches recently, we’ve seen lots of fin whales, gray whales, dolphins, and an early blue whale!
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Hello everyone, it’s been an exciting time on the water with all of the northbound gray whales we’re spotting, the fin whales, and the Pacific white-sided dolphins.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Well gray whale season the past couple weeks has been very fun for us, we’ve seen plenty of northbound gray whales (one even playing in the kelp), fin whales, lots of dolphins, not too many cow calf pairs yet though. But don’t worry! They’re probably on their way.
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Even with the wind and the cooler temperatures we’re still getting lots of fin and gray whale sightings out on the water along with the many dolphins, seals and sea lions, and even a shark!
Thursday, February 15, 2018
We’ve had really productive whale watches the past couple of weeks, lots of dolphins (including my favorite, the Pacific white-sided), fin whales, gray whales, breaching whales, and even a humpback whale. Our new interns are in full swing, taking some amazing photos for you all to explore our local ocean life.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Since our last blog we’ve had a lot of great sightings on the water. Not only have we had great fin whale and gray whale sightings, breaching grays, dolphins, but another visit from the transient orca! The whale watch was also able to view the orca in the middle of a hunt.