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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

The Difference Between a Yacht Charter Vs. Boat Rental

When looking for a boat rental or yacht charter in San Diego, you might think you are looking for the same thing, but in reality, a rental and a charter are very different experiences. Granted, both activities mean paying someone for the use of their boat, but a charter, depending on the type, is often…

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February 7, 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

The Endangered Status of Orca/Killer Whales: Understanding the Threats and Conservation Efforts

Another name for the orca is the killer whale, a misnomer. Orcas are not technically whales but dolphins. While they are carnivores who kill their prey, they usually don’t hurt people. The few recorded incidents in which orcas have harmed people took place when the whales were in captivity under stressful conditions. Conservation efforts are…

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January 1, 2024

5 Interesting Facts About Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea. The Great Barrier Reef covers some 133,000 square miles of the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia. While most of us may never have the opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef in person, we can learn more about coral reeds and how…

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December 29, 2023

4 Types Of Dolphins You Can Expect To See In San Diego

It’s estimated that over 28 million people visited San Diego in 2023 to enjoy all the tourist attractions in San Diego. From whale and dolphin watching in San Diego to Balboa Park, a top-rated vacation destination, the community has much to offer throughout the year. One of the most popular attractions has to be the…

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December 29, 2023

A 52-FT Fin Whale Washes Up on Shore In San Diego

Fin whales are the second-largest whale species in the world, so it was devastating news when a massive 52-foot-long one washed up on a San Diego beach. Lifeguards towed the young female out to sea on December 10, 2023, where her body sunk to the bottom. While it is common to see a beached whale…

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December 27, 2023

Right Whales: What You Should Know About Their Recent Sightings

In March 2023, whale-watchers spotted a right whale in Monterey Bay along the Northern California coast. Because of the scarcity and elusiveness of right whales, sighting them is rare. Nevertheless, the Monterey Bay sighting is among a handful of recent sightings to take place along the Pacific Coast. These sightings give hope that the critically…

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December 27, 2023

When and Where To See Seals in San Diego

Do you plan to visit San Diego or live in the area and want a new activity? It’s always fun to see wildlife in its natural environment, and in San Diego, you can see seals and sea lions as they bask in the sun and play in the water. Sea lions and seals are visible…

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December 1, 2023

Your Complete Guide to Pacific Beach

San Diego has several coastal neighborhoods and communities, and Pacific Beach is one of the best. This neighborhood has a relaxed atmosphere with restaurants, beaches, and nightlife that almost anyone can enjoy. Due to its location, this coastal community offers a unique base from which you can explore San Diego and its attractions.   Where…

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November 29, 2023

Gray Whale Migration: When To See Gray Whales in San Diego

When you live in or visit coastal California, the gray whale is one of the most impressive sights you can see. These massive mammals were near extinction before the 1930s and 1940s conservation laws prevented their demise. This protection was further extended by regulations that ended whaling in the mid-1980s. To see these fantastic creatures,…

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November 29, 2023