Monthly Archives: April 2012

Image of the week

California sea lions, especially juveniles, are very playful.   This image was taken in the ‘golden hour’, when the sun gets close to the horizon the quality of light improves, the harsh shadows of mid day fade, the light gets … Continue reading

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Image of the week

Anyone who has spent a lot of time in the Midwest or East Coast can attest to how easy it is for a keen observer of nature to discern not just the season, but to know almost to the day … Continue reading

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It’s Orca Season

It’s orca season! Monterey Bay Whale Watch saw ten orcas preying on a minke whale and a harbor porpoise on the 15th. Here are some orca images. The gray whale counters in Santa Barbara are starting to see lots of … Continue reading

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Tragedy at the Farallones

The water community was saddened by the tragic accident at the Farallones on Saturday, where five sailors died during a race. Two weeks ago there was a serious accident in a ’round the world’ race, farther off shore, but it … Continue reading

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An on the water guide to Elkhorn Slough

Elkhorn is the second largest slough (pronounced slew) or tidal wetland, in California. It undulates inland for seven miles. It’s entry to the Pacific is at the Moss Landing power plant, midway between Monterey and Santa Cruz. The 700 foot … Continue reading

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Huge Waves?

Sunday the weather forecast promised Northern California the biggest waves, from Sonoma to Big Sur, we have seen in four years. The waves were huge and impressive, but not surfable, due to their short period and the wind gusting well … Continue reading

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