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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Love is in the Air for Gray Whales Too! | Kera  buttonLink

Love is in the Air for Gray Whales Too!

When we get in to February, the first thing I think of is Valentine’s Day. It looks like the grays ways feel the same way because on February 1, 2013, we had some incredible mating behavior with gray whales right in front of our boat. Read on to find out what that encounter was like.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our First Few Weeks on the Water of 2013 | Kera  buttonLink

Our First Few Weeks on the Water of 2013

They started just like 2012…with orcas!

I would say 2012 was one of the best years on the water for me. Why? Because I FINALLY saw orca whales in our waters off of Long Beach with the first time being January 2, 2012 to be exact. A day I will never forget.

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Monday, January 07, 2013

Hiding From Killer Whales | Hugh  buttonLink

Hiding From Killer Whales

Grays Whale use Kelp Forest to hide from Orcas

On New Years Day 2013, four killer whales from the pod known as CA-51 swam past Point Vicente where I was helping out the Gray Whale Census Project spot cetaceans. As I went down to the cliff side to get a better angle on the orcas my wife Pam yelled at me to look down. When I did I was surprised to see two gray whales apparently hiding out in the kelp below the cliff.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Gray Beginnings | Julien  buttonLink

The Gray Beginnings

It’s official: Gray whale season has started and we are well into having consistent sightings! Our first sighting this season was on November 28, and since then our trips have been full of activity. The gray whales spend half of the year feeding in the nutrient-rich waters off of Alaska in the Bering Sea in order to intake a large amount of calories to make their incredible migration south.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

From Blues to Grays to Blues and Fins! | Julien  buttonLink

From Blues to Grays to Blues and Fins!

That’s right! The blue whales have been sighted on several trips between the middle of November to the present! Our spontaneous and unpredictable blue whale season has made for a very interesting, and awe filled November! Lunge feeding blues, fins and mike whales have filled our waters on recent trips.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

From Blues to Grays | Julien  buttonLink

From Blues to Grays

Well, our blue whale watch has slowly come to an end and gray whale season is officially starting on Friday November 16! The trips will leave daily at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Where Have the Whales Been? | Kera  buttonLink

Where Have the Whales Been?

And the blogs too?

If you’ve been following the whale watching this summer and fall in Long Beach, you might have heard that the whales weren’t here like in previous years. Although it’s been a slower blue whale year, the dolphins sure have been keeping us entertained. Read on to find out what’s been going on.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

It’s Phenomenal Blue Whale Watching!! | Julien  buttonLink

It’s Phenomenal Blue Whale Watching!!

This last month our blues have given us wonderful whale watching experiences! At this current time, they are not being seen as frequently off our coast in Long Beach, but they are still here in Southern California feeding.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Giant Splashes | Julien  buttonLink

Giant Splashes

Acrobatic breaching, tail lobbing, and lunge feeding behaviors from the whales we’ve seen on recent boat trips have been making quite a splash!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Where Are The Blue Whales?!? HERE! | Kera  buttonLink

Where Are The Blue Whales?!? HERE!

This year has had a little bit of a slow start with the blue whales. Normally June is when they start to trickle in and by mid-July our sightings have increased. This year has been a little different. The blue whales moved around California before stopping off here in Long Beach, but now they’re here! And not just a couple! Read on to find out what our last week has been like.

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