A Hammerhead Shark In Our Panga!

Our week 7 guests hailed from California, Baja California and Arizona. Now, how might one ask could we possibly have ended up with a hammerhead shark in our panga? Simple answer: There was a juvenile hammerhead swimming above a sandy bottom shallow part of the sea and we tracked it for about 2 minutes. It…
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Gray whale excursion to Magdalena Bay

Our week 6 guests hailed from Texas, Hong Kong, and North Carolina Our days on the Sea of Cortez this week were remarkably similar to each other, and the diversity of experience for the week came also from our days off the sea. We had grand and diverse land excursions, including to the organic ranches…
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Week 5 – A Significant Number of Fin Whales

Our week 5 guests hailed from Virginia, Washington DC, England and Florida. This week was a reunion of old friends with all guests except one has been here to Baja with us multiple times previously. Many ideas for helping the great whales were shared among the backdrop of many whales, wind-free days, and spectacular Baja…
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The First Blue, Habitat Preference, Hummingbirds And More!

Our week two guests hailed from California and Florida. We finally spotted our first blue whale of the season, with Delphi doing the fieldwork of documenting it. This was the one and only “Hook” a male first identified in 1983 as an adult. So this is an older whale which we now have on record…
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We are back in our second home for season 24 here in Baja California!

All of our first weeks guests hailed from North Carolina save one from Pennsylvania. We covered huge distances in our attempt to familiarize ourselves with the local sea conditions, find out where are the whales are and gain some level of comfort for the upcoming season. We found a great diversity of whales, far warmer…
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Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/26/japan-confirms-it-will-quit-iwc-to-resume-commercial-whaling The GWC is greatly concerned by this news! While there will be short-term benefits which will likely include no more whaling by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean and the strong potential for the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary to pass the next IWC meeting (without Japan’s aggressive tactics to ensure it fails), we…
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Blue whale found on California coast died from ship strike, scientists say

“Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth and an endangered species, so to learn that this individual’s death is a result of a ship strike is particularly unfortunate,” said Barbie Halaska, a Marine Mammal Center researcher, told the Bay Area’s KTVU2 FOX. GWC Working Overtime with Industry to End Future Tragedies Like This

Finally Some Breaches, Whale Rainbows, and some New Blues

Our week 6 guests hailed from Colorado, New York, New Mexico and California. As has happened for most of this season the week began with wind. But things calmed down and as the images will show everyone was treated to yet another grand show. We had ample blue whales including some new individuals to this…
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