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Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Repeat of Last Year? | Kera  buttonLink

A Repeat of Last Year?

I sure hope so!

In August and September of 2010, we had some of the best days of blue whale watching I’ve ever seen! Late last August the whale sightings started to increase quite a bit. At first it was 12 whales, then 15, and eventually we got up to over 20 whales! Although we’re a few weeks later into the season from last year, it looks like we’re up for a repeat of this massive gathering of whales!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

We Get to Play “Blue Whale Guess Who” This Summer | Kera  buttonLink

We Get to Play “Blue Whale Guess Who” This Summer

The summer interns have arrived! The next few weeks will be full of trainings so we can get them ready for this upcoming blue whale season. After spending some time with Cascadia researchers, we’ve amped up this year’s data collection and can’t wait to get out there and share the results. Read on to find out what we’re doing that’s going to yield some exciting news in the upcoming months!

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Are Starting with a Bang! | Kera  buttonLink

Dolphin and Sea Life Cruises Are Starting with a Bang!

As of May 1, gray whale season has officially ended, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on in the water. Read on to find out what fun, active, dolphins we’ve been watching.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gray Whale Sightings are Still Holding Strong as the Season Winds Down | Kera  buttonLink

Gray Whale Sightings are Still Holding Strong as the Season Winds Down

If you’ve been following the gray whales this year you know that this has been one of the best years we’ve had. As the official gray whale seasons comes to an end at the end of the month, the numbers are still holding strong.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

An Exciting Encounter with a Ninja Whale | Kera  buttonLink

An Exciting Encounter with a Ninja Whale

And breaching baby humpback whales too!

One of the nicknames we have for the minke whales are ninja whales. They’re the whale that pops up once and then disappears. Just last week we had a minke whale come up to the boat and it was far from acting like a ninja. Read on to find out what happened.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Looks like the Cow/Calf Pairs Are Late for Dinner! | Kera  buttonLink

Looks like the Cow/Calf Pairs Are Late for Dinner!

Normally by this time in the season we’re seeing a good amount of cow/calf pairs of gray whales passing by us in Long Beach. This year it seems like they’re a little behind, but the singles and juveniles are still giving us a good show!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gray Whales, Blue Whales, and Even Sperm Whales! | Kera  buttonLink

Gray Whales, Blue Whales, and Even Sperm Whales!

All within 2 weeks!

What an exciting week this has been! Last week the first blue whale of the season was spotted, we’ve had numerous sightings of gray whales, and then yesterday we saw 14 sperm whales hanging out at the surface! I don’t think there could be a better week of whale watching!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Once in a Lifetime Sighting on the Boat! | Kera  buttonLink

A Once in a Lifetime Sighting on the Boat!

On Saturday January 29, our 3:00 p.m. whale watch boats got quite the sight! While coming up on a gray whale, they noticed very unusual gray whale behavior. The gray whale they had spotted was swimming in circles under the water. They couldn’t see exactly what the whale was doing, but they knew it wasn’t a “normal” gray whale swimming pattern. Read on to find out what they saw next!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gray Whale Sightings Are Exceeding Last Year’s…by a Long Shot! | Kera  buttonLink

Gray Whale Sightings Are Exceeding Last Year’s…by a Long Shot!

And there’s more than just gray whales catching our attention

Gray whale sightings are more than four times higher at this time from last year! We’ve been seeing quite a few passing by and we’re also seeing some other unique animals to the area. Read on to find out what!

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Monday, January 03, 2011

The Season’s Off to a Great Start! | Kera  buttonLink

The Season’s Off to a Great Start!

It looks like the gray whale season is off to a great start! It wasn’t but only two days after the last blog I posted that we spotted our first gray whales of the season.

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