Flying Fish, Hammerhead Sharks, a Gray Whale – Baja Week 5

Our week 5 guests hailed from Florida, Oregon, Virginia and England. This will be brief as we are off to San Basilio (already a bit late) and will be without a connection for the week. Week 5 was great, full of whales and old friends with visits from flying fish, hammerhead sharks, red billed tropicbirds…
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What A Week, Very Cloudy, But Full Of Life! – Baja Week 4

Our week 4 guests hailed from New Mexico, Arizona and Norway. They were all treated to a fabulous week, with fair winds, and a highly productive sea full of very happy feeding whales. It sure is good to see the whales fattening up as a number of them appear thin. It is a humbling thing…
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Baja Blog 2020 – Week 3

Our Week 3 guests hailed from New York, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina. Our group 3 guests were greeted with a massive multi day north wind that howled and howled some more. On Thursday the winds finally died on the other side of the peninsula and one and all went over to see the gray…
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An Astounding Week For Whales!!! – Baja Week 2

Our week 2 guests hailed from California, Brazil, and North Carolina, and were treated to quite a show by the numerous whales we encountered, along with very fair winds. Not for three years have we seen the likes of what we observed this week. Two huge days for blue whales made this sea look at…
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Our 25th season in Baja has begun! – Baja Week 1

Our Week one guests hailed from North Carolina and New Mexico. We had a spectacular week in the villa out at San Basilio 25 miles north of Loreto. The place is gorgeous, remote, quiet, and in the kind of picturesque setting that is unique to the edge of this sea here in Baja California. We…
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We learned a lot about whales this year – Washington Post

December 28, 2019 In a new Washington Post Science section article, marine fossil curator Nick Pyenson applauds the amazing discoveries from scientists about the giants in our seas. Read more about the extraordinary memory of blue whales, their heart rate capacity and their economic value based on carbon sequestration. Pyenson also notes that approximately 200,000 whales…
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Living whales are worth an enormous amount of money

A great whale is worth $2 million. The size of that number so terrified Ralph Chami, the economist who appraised the whales, that he sought refuge in a church for the first time in 30 years. Inside St. Matthew’s Cathedral in the District, a few blocks from Chami’s office at the International Monetary Fund, the…
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Could it be that the whales can save us all!

Scientists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have calculated the value of a whale at $2 million each due to the important role they have in reducing the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere. Whales have been being hunted for hundreds of years with numbers reaching an all time low in the 1930s when over…
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Major shipping companies will not use the Arctic sea route

The Gwc Is Thrilled! Major shipping companies announce they will not use the Arctic sea route as a shortcut between Europe and Asia. This is fabulous news for endangered bowhead whales! https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/msc-joins-major-lines-in-rejecting-the-use-of-arctic-routes/