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Archive: Mar 2019

Guide to Summer Whale Watching in San Diego

Image source During the summer, the San Diego coast is teaming with Blue whales as they make their annual migration, making for ideal summer whale watching. Watch the largest creatures on Earth swim along the San Diego coastline beginning in mid-June and extending through the month of September. Out of those three and a half…

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March 31, 2019

Exploring Downtown San Diego

Where Can I Walk in Downtown San Diego? Downtown San Diego offers a wide variety of buzzing tourist attractions almost all within walking distance from one another that you can enjoy after your whale watching tour. In the downtown area, you will find yourself amidst the hub of the city with endless activities perfect…

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March 30, 2019

History of Gray Whales & Where They Are Now

Image source Gray whales are fascinating creatures to watch. They belong to the whale class that have no teeth, baleen whales. They eat by using baleen, a fringed plate that lines the jaw and captures prey in the mouth while water is filtered out. The majority of feeding takes place after they migrate to their…

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March 29, 2019

Types of Toothed Whales Seen off of San Diego

Between the months of December and April, whale watchers from all over the country venture to the California coast to witness whales of all shapes and sizes migrate north to Mexico. Baleen whales, gray whales in particular, are thought to be the most spotted in San Diego. However, toothed whales in San Diego are more…

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March 28, 2019

Blue Whale Vs. Gray Whale- What’s the Difference?

Whales are extremely impressive marine mammals with many characteristics that make them unique amongst others. For more reasons than one, whales leave us in awe, being a part of one the oldest and largest species on this planet. Due to this, whale watching is such an exciting activity to partake in! Within the whale species…

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March 7, 2019

10 Interesting Facts About Gray Whales

Weighing in at 60,000 pounds and measuring up to 39 feet is one of the ocean’s greatest miracles.The Gray Whale, also known as the grey whale, gray back whale, Pacific gray whale or California gray whale, has more to it than meets the eye. In addition to their enormous size, the Gray Whale has an…

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March 7, 2019

Guide to Blue Whales

Until 2005, only gray whales would spend time along the American west coast; but now, we are fortunate enough to experience gray whales in the winter and blue whales in the summer. Blue whales, though rather scarce today, were abundant in all oceans until the 1900s. The species was hunted nearly to extinction by foreign…

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March 7, 2019