Tuesday, October 30, 2018
It’s been exciting on the water during our migration transition time between the blue and gray whale seasons. In the past couple of weeks we’ve been visited by a number of humpback whales, along with the many sightings of common and bottlenose dolphins.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Over the past few weeks we’ve had multiple sightings of orca, a late season blue whale, and it looks like the humpbacks are moving through the area!
Thursday, September 13, 2018
It’s been a lovely couple of weeks on the water. Beautiful weather and sea life, even though we haven’t seen high numbers of large whales we’ve still had a great variety.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Even if we haven’t seen as many blue whales as we would like the water has been fun and a great way to get away from the heat, we’ve seen the occasional humpback, some blue whales, fin whales, common dolphins every day, and an amazing sighting of a Bryde’s whale cow/calf pair!
Thursday, July 05, 2018
There have been lots of dolphins and other sea life spotted on our whale watches, including mola molas.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Our new interns have started working on the whale watches so we’re finally getting some pictures back in to the database to share with you all. It’s been pretty exciting with all of the fin whales, the few humpbacks we’ve seen, dolphins, molas, and of course the blue whales!
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!