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Baja 2017 Blog Week 6

Baja 2017 Blog Week 6

THE GENTLE GIANTS FEED AND HAVE THEIR BLOWS COLLECTED Our week 6 guests hailed from Massachusetts, Alaska and Australia. All were part of the Ocean Alliance team that was here to collect whale spouts or “snot” from drones for processing in a lab to learn about what we can learn […]

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Baja 2017 Blog Week 5

Baja 2017 Blog Week 5

ORCAS – MOTHERS MILK – LOTS OF WHALES Our week 5 guests were all from North Carolina. Other than the awesome view we all got of a Fin whale mother and calf pair right next to us on a flat calm day in which the mother expelled vast amounts of […]

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Baja 2017 Blog Week 4

Baja 2017 Blog Week 4

RETURN OF NUBBIN – PINELLA – A HUGE BLUE WHALE DAY Our week 4 guests from New Mexico, England and Florida had to brave some windy weather, but were rewarded with some fabulous sightings on what turned out to be a fantastic week. The biggest news was the return of […]

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Baja 2017 Blog Week 3

Baja 2017 Blog Week 3

OLD FRIENDS, ORCAS AND FEEDING BLUE WHALES! Week 3 guests from England, Virginia, North Carolina and Washington DC met with both excitement at sea and a lot of wind. Day one began with a bang as we encountered 2 female orcas. It was everyone on boards first time ever seeing […]

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Baja 2017 Blog Week 2

Baja 2017 Blog Week 2

Week 2 was another special one with the sea continuing to be full of krill and large whales observed surface feeding every day we were on the water. We even had a spectacular thunderstorm over the Sierra de Giganta, and rumors had it that hail fell on the nearby mission […]

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Dead blue whale washes ashore at Daly City beach

Dead blue whale washes ashore at Daly City beach

A dead male blue whale — the largest animal in the world — washed ashore Wednesday at Thornton State Beach in Daly City. Veterinarians with the Marine Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences will go to the beach Thursday to conduct a necropsy, collect tissues and bones, and try […]

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