Category Archives: whale watching

Puffing Pigs

I was paddling through kelp just outside the breakwater in Half Moon bay when I heard something breathe, but it was an unusual sound. It was not a place I expected to hear a seal, so I stopped and tried … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Northbound gray whale migration now through May

Here come the grays! Northbound gray whales, adults without calves, are now starting to pass through our waters headed to the Bering Sea. In the lagoons calves are now starting to greet visitors too, but travel to Mexico is still … Continue reading

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