A gray whale spy hops in mere feet of water depth just off Main Street in Newport Beach. This type of behavior is not uncommon for us to see here in SoCal, but we live in one of the few places in the world where we are lucky enough to witness it! We watched this whale for half an hour this morning before wishing it the best of luck on its migration👍🐳.
See you out there friends!
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Book our 70 Minute Whale Watching Helicopter Adventure for your chance to see the Gray Whale migration from above! Only available to book for one more week, don’t miss out! 🚁🐋 Photo from our passenger @norms_cllz22 on her flight with us last week! 😎
Our passengers braved the rain and were rewarded with 1 Migrating Gray Whale, 1 Fin Whale and tons of Common Dolphin!! We spotted the Gray Whale heading Northbound- this whale did not show much but did leave excellent "fluke prints" so we followed those as it headed in closer to shore. The Fin Whale appeared right outside #kingharbor ! It came up a few times but may have been feeding with the Common Dolphins.
Next trip leaves at 10am tomorrow! We have a few spots left so book online at rbwhales.com !
This is not the best photo I’ve ever taken, or the best composed, or anything like that. But for me, it is one of the most beautiful. Witnessing this young grey whale calf hugging and cuddling his mom as she lifted him towards us, as if she was proud to show us her new child, brings me joy, but also sadness. The population of grey whales here in the eastern pacific has been able to rebound and grow their numbers since the dark days of whaling. But in the western pacific they estimate only 130 grey whales are left in existence. And in the Atlantic, they’ve already been hunted to extinction. Grey whales only have 2 predators.. orcas and humans. I’ll let you guess which one has wiped out the vast majority of their population. It makes me happy to know the population here in Baja has been able to rebuild after being devastated by whaling a century ago. But it breaks my heart to know this little ninjas family across the ocean has been almost wiped out and still faces difficult times from offshore mining, plastic, fishing nets, hunting and the list goes on... If I could have only one wish for my birthday today it would be for us humans to give a little more compassion and care to our animal brethren. Be their voice. So this little ninja can grow up and experience the same love he shows us in this photo. #beabetterhuman
For two years on Catalina we would chase Gray whale spouts from 3 miles away. Now there are dozens around me in a lagoon that is the start/end point of a 12,000 mile migration and I’m very confused by it all.
Over 20,000 gray whales migrate annually from the summer feeding grounds, in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons, and back again, along the Southern California coast. Watch these whales now as they travel to the Baja lagoons! #pueblo#bajafood#coastal#bajainspired#graywhale
The 7th Annual #BAJABASH at @coronadocaysyachtclub is on June 22!Join is in celebrating conservation and enjoy Baja-inspired sustainable cuisine, a silent auction, and live music while supporting all of our conservation programs.
See link in bio for tickets and more info.
3 Northbound Gray Whales were seen today along with 25+ Pacific White-sided Dolphins that were feeding on a huge school of baitfish. We also collected 7 Valentine's Day balloons, please do not let balloons go as they end up right in our backyard and harm our local wildlife!
Thursday's trip is almost sold out, next trip after leaves Friday at 10am! Book online at rbwhales.com 🐳
As Oregon students go on spring break this month, the gray whales of the Pacific Ocean will also be out and about, swimming up the coastline toward their summer feeding grounds off the coast of Alaska.
The migration event, dubbed Spring Whale Watch Week by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will take place between March 23 and 31 this year, coinciding with Oregon schools’ spring break from March 25 to 29.
The parks department will once again staff trained volunteers at 24 designated whale watching locations all along the coast, there to educate visitors and help spot the migrating whales. Volunteers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each day of the event.
For those who want a closer look, whale watching tours will operate out of Newport and Garibaldi, as well as Depoe Bay, home of the coast’s official Whale Watching Center, and where outfitters offer tours year-round to see gray whales that have made that area their home.
Photo courtesy of NOAA/Merrill Gosho
Avistamiento Ballena gris en Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Guerrero Negro, BCS.
Baja California Sur cuenta con distintos lugares donde se puede ver ballenas azules, grises, jorobadas y hasta orcas.
La ballena gris tiene un periodo de gestación de 12 - 13 meses y las hembras comienzan a llegar a BCS a parir en las costas del Océano Pacífico a partir de Diciembre.