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The Endangered Status of Gray Whales: Understanding the Threats and Conservation Efforts

Gray whales are magnificent animals. They travel as far as 14,000 miles each year on their migratory routes from the Arctic to Central America and back. These 40-50-foot-long marine mammals used to roam all the waters of the Northern Hemisphere, but extensive whaling in the 19th and early 20th centuries brought gray whales to the…

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May 6, 2024

What Do Baleen & Toothed Whales Eat?

If you love the ocean, you probably know there are two main types of whales: baleen and toothed. As these names suggest, toothed whales have teeth, and baleen whales do not. So, how does a baleen whale eat, and what do toothed whales eat? Here’s a complete guide to help you understand more about these…

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May 3, 2024

Your Complete Guide To Humpback Whale Season in San Diego

Whales have entranced people for thousands of years. Their enormous size and unexpected grace make them a fantastic sight in the wild. Humpback whales are easy to identify from onboard a whale-watching boat, and their migration patterns bring them along the California coast from May to November. Here’s your guide to humpback whale season in…

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May 3, 2024

Dungeness Crab Season Ended Early This Year To Protect Whales in California: Everything You Need To Know

While it’s taken many years, marine mammal advocates are finally seeing a change in California’s fishing regulations. State officials have called off Dungeness crab season in California to protect humpback whales who migrate to the California coast in the spring to feed on krill and small fish. The announcement will impact both recreational and commercial…

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May 1, 2024

Resident & Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales: Scientists Revealed There Are 2 Species of Orcas in the North Pacific

The ocean is full of wonders, and whales are among the most majestic and mysterious creatures in the big blue. Orcas, commonly called killer whales after they prefer hunting other marine mammals, roam every ocean in the world. Up until recently, scientists have grouped all orcas into one species. That seems to be changing this…

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May 1, 2024

What is the Best Time of Day to Go Whale Watching?

If you love the ocean, you know it’s a magical place full of magnificent and mysterious creatures. You won’t find large marine animals such as whales in zoos or aquariums, so if witnessing these majestic creatures in the wild is on your bucket list, you’ll have to go to the sea. A whale-watching tour is…

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April 2, 2024

What’s the Relationship Between Orcas/Killer Whales & Sharks?

From children to adults, people of all ages are fascinated by the larger-than-life animals that live in the ocean. An orca vs shark fight might seem like something that only appears in a child’s imaginative drawings, but there’s more truth to that rivalry than fiction. The relationship between orcas, also known as killer whales, and…

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March 29, 2024

A Gray Whale, Extinct in the Atlantic Ocean, Spotted After 200 Years: Everything You Need to Know

An Atlantic gray whale was recently spotted off the coast of Massachusetts, which is extremely rare. It is believed that gray whales disappeared from the Atlantic Ocean around 200 years ago, so spotting one now is impressive. What is a Gray Whale? Gray whales are large creatures; they grow to between 42 and 49 feet…

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March 27, 2024

San Diego Whale Watching Tour: What to Expect Aboard the Yacht America

If you are visiting Southern California, going on one of the whale-watching tours in San Diego should be at the top of your list of things to do. The warm waters off the coast attract various types of whales throughout the year. No matter the month you are there, you have a great chance of…

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March 11, 2024

12 Facts About Blue Whales: The Largest Animal That Ever Lived

The ocean has its share of fascinating wildlife. The blue whale is the largest animal known to live on earth, even larger than the dinosaurs. Here’s how to imagine the size of a blue whale: It’s as long as three back-to-back school buses, around 100 feet—that’s a 10-story building. The average weight of a blue…

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March 8, 2024