Category Archives: Monterey

Tangled up in blues

Whales that is, but not literally. Tuesday was an amazing day for whales in Monterey. There were at least a dozen blues feeding on krill just in one small area of Monterey Bay. And there were two or three times … Continue reading

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Friendly White Pelicans

I ran into a somewhat friendly group of white pelicans last weekend on Tomales bay. I see whites almost exclusively in flocks, only rarely singularly. Unlike browns, they usually keep their distance from humans. One thing I have learned about … Continue reading

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More Wind Means More Whales

Sailboat racers, windsurfers and those of us who appreciate marine life in Northern California welcome our seasonal northwest winds, they can start as early as April but more typically in May. Their arrival signals the start of our ocean upwelling … Continue reading

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Orcas off Cannery Row!

Last summer a pod of orcas were sighted and filmed inside Monterey’s outer harbor, one of the few times they have been seen close to shore in a developed area in Northern California. On Monday Nancy Black of Monterey Bay … Continue reading

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The passing of a homeless kayaker

I just read an article in the San Jose Mercury News about a homeless man, Robert Bruce Facer, who lived out of his kayak. He died last week in Monterey at 65, from acute heart problems. The article was a … 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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