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Friday, December 02, 2016

Scarlett and a Breaching Minke! | James S.  buttonLink

Scarlett and a Breaching Minke!

Even though the air is getting cooler on the water, we’re still seeing plenty of life on our whale watches right now. There have been a number of humpback sightings (4 in one trip!) and we even got to see Scarlett again. If you have been keeping track of our blogs, Scarlett was seen a couple of months ago with a lot of red lice on their body.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Say Hello to the Risso’s Dolphins! | James S.  buttonLink

Say Hello to the Risso’s Dolphins!

Not only was this past weekend great for our sighting numbers, but we observed more playful behavior from the Risso’s dolphins than normal. One of our interns was able to capture an image of one playing and splashing while swimming on its back at the surface! I’ve only ever seen the very reserved and shy behavior typically found of our local Risso’s dolphins.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Special surprise orca visit, and more! | James S.  buttonLink

Special surprise orca visit, and more!

Mostly we see orcas during the winter and spring, but every once in a while they show up at random times of the year. There have been a number of instances where the captains on the Harbor Breeze cruises hear from others that they have spotted orcas, but it’s just too far for us to try and get to that area.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Humpback Whales and new Interns | James S.  buttonLink

Humpback Whales and new Interns

Hello everyone! It’s been a great time out in our local waters this month so far. The ocean breeze is amazing when you want to get away from the inland heat. Our sightings for the past couple weeks have been pretty varied, we’ve seen a few blue whales, followed the same two humpbacks for days, and are welcoming our new set of whale ID interns.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

So many dolphins! | James S.  buttonLink

So many dolphins!

The return of the pacific white-sided dolphin appears to have begun! The white sided dolphins we see follow temperature trends during their migration, either near shore to off shore, or north – south patterns.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Still Time to See the Blue and Humpback Whales! | James S.  buttonLink

Still Time to See the Blue and Humpback Whales!

On one of our recent whale watches our staff were able to observe a curious behavior from a blue whale spotted near the boat. At first glance it would appear to look like potential bubble net behavior.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Balloons and Breaching Blues! | Retired | Julien  buttonLink

Balloons and Breaching Blues!

Hi, whale fans! As I write this, I am thinking about all the amazing blog posts and photos and stories I have written about these last few years. Alas, this will be my last blog post, since I am growing a human, and she will be arriving very soon! But, I wanted to go out with a bang! So, I am finally going to reveal what my personal research has been about in my master’s program in Informal Science Education at Cal State Long Beach: balloons! More on this, and breaching baby blue whales and current sighting updates!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jumping Sharks and Nursing Blues | Julien  buttonLink

Jumping Sharks and Nursing Blues

Our whale watches in the last couple of weeks have been PACKED with animal sightings and surprises! Every whale watch experience is unique, and every trip has it’s own exciting moments. But recently, we have had many exciting moments because of the amount of life that has been in the water.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bryde’s and Blues! | Julien  buttonLink

Bryde’s and Blues!

What is a Bryde’s whale? Well, they are a very rare sight to see in our waters and have only been sighted a handful of times. On top of the amazing days we have had on the water with multiple blues, fins, and humpbacks, this was an exciting adventure for whale nerds alike!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Blues are Here! | Julien  buttonLink

The Blues are Here!

Hello whale lovers! Yes, that is right! The blue whales are here and thrilling guests before the season even officially starts! We have been seeing quite a few blues AND fins out there feeding on HUGE patches of krill.

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