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Thursday, April 18, 2013

One Whale, Two Whale, Gray Whale, Blue Whale! Killer Whales and Humpbacks too! | Julien  buttonLink

One Whale, Two Whale, Gray Whale, Blue Whale! Killer Whales and Humpbacks too!

Whales everywhere! So far, April has been a great month for seeing multiple species of whales and dolphins, and we have had some pretty exciting trips. The blues are still being sighted periodically and we have had five sightings already this month! Keep reading for all the latest and greatest whale sighting information.

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Orcas, Blues, Humpbacks and Baby Grays! | Julien  buttonLink

Orcas, Blues, Humpbacks and Baby Grays!

We have been having phenomenal whale watches the last few weeks of March! Orcas, humpbacks, minkes, fins, grays and more early blue whales have filled our recent trips with excitement. Read on to see details and great photos!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

More Blue Whales! | Julien  buttonLink

More Blue Whales!

Is the season starting early?

The blue whales came back for more! We were hoping that seeing a blue as early as February this year would indicate the start to an early season, but not this early! Read to find out more.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Our First Blue Whale and More! | Julien  buttonLink

Our First Blue Whale and More!

That’s right! We sighted our first blue whale of the season already on February 18th! Read more to see the up-to-date whale counts!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The February of Fins | Julien  buttonLink

The February of Fins

This February has been a fantastic month for whale sightings! Not only have we been seeing the transition between the south-bound and north-bound gray whale migration, but have been seeing fin whales almost daily! From the beginning of the month to Valentine’s, we have recorded 39 gray whale sightings and an even more impressive 55 fin whale sightings.

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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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