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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

Orca Sightings: Can You See Killer Whales Off The Coast Of San Diego?

If you are a San Diego resident or visiting, you may be wondering if orca sightings are possible today. The good news is that you may spot these marine mammals, also known as killer whales, off the coast of this fabulous city. Orca Sightings in San Diego San Diego is a popular place for whale…

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March 6, 2024

The Best Time for Whale Watching in San Diego 2024

If you are wondering when the San Diego whale-watching season is, the good news is that you can see whales at any time of the year. The warm coastal waters attract different types of whales at various times of the year. So, the best strategy is to decide what kinds of whales you want to…

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March 1, 2024

List of Top Endangered Whales 2024

Decades of overhunting and a changing environment have left many species of whales facing extinction. Many of the whales seen on Next Level Sailing trips face some endangerment. That could be from rising climate change, pollution, or collisions with boats in an increasingly congested marine environment. Learn more about these endangered whales and what conservation…

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February 9, 2024

Recent Killer/Orca Whale Sightings in Southern California: Everything You Need to Know

Recently, there was a rare sighting of orcas in San Diego off the coast and other areas off the coast of Southern California. Although they are also known as killer whales, orcas are members of the Delphinidae family and are the largest of those species. Orcas are one of the sea creatures that the Marine…

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February 5, 2024

Scientists Had Their First Ever Conversation With A Whale – What Does This Mean For The Future?

In December 2023, scientists and researchers off the coast of Alaska had what they describe as a 20-minute “conversation” with a whale named Twain. The experiment was a collaboration between the University of California, Davis, the SETI Institute, and the Alaska Whale Foundation. The endeavor was not only an experiment in whale communication but also…

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February 1, 2024