Baja 2017 Blog Week 3

OLD FRIENDS, ORCAS AND FEEDING BLUE WHALES! Week 3 guests from England, Virginia, North Carolina and Washington DC met with both excitement at sea and a lot of wind. Day one began with a bang as we encountered 2 female orcas. It was everyone on boards first time ever seeing wild orcas. The energy of…
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Baja 2017 Blog Week 2

Week 2 was another special one with the sea continuing to be full of krill and large whales observed surface feeding every day we were on the water. We even had a spectacular thunderstorm over the Sierra de Giganta, and rumors had it that hail fell on the nearby mission town of San Javier! Our…
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White Eyes Returns and much more! – Baja 2017 Blog Week 1

With our guests from New York and Utah we got off to a roaring start to this season. Day one may have been the finest first day we have ever had here. 12 Blue whales graced us with their presence as the sea erupted very early with krill blooms. The krill were literally jumping out…
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Dead blue whale washes ashore at Daly City beach

A dead male blue whale — the largest animal in the world — washed ashore Wednesday at Thornton State Beach in Daly City. Veterinarians with the Marine Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences will go to the beach Thursday to conduct a necropsy, collect tissues and bones, and try to determine what caused the…
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Orca Killed by Satellite Tag Leads to Criticism of Science Practices

The death of a rare killer whale in the Pacific Northwest has been linked to a tagging effort, causing an outcry and re-evaluation… Read it on Flipboard Read it on news.nationalgeographic.com GREAT WHALE CONSERVANCY (GWC) STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ORCA L95 CAUSED BY A NOAA IMPLANT TAG, AND THE TAGGING OF WHALES IN GENERAL…
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Vacuuming an Enormous Fake Blue Whale

Once a year, the American Museum of Natural History in New York performs a banal yet oddly fascinating ritual: It cleans its life-size model of a blue whale. It is a job almost as big as the whale itself. Exhibition maintenance manager Trenton Dureksen spent three days in a cherrypicker, sucking dust off the 94-foot-long…
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North Carolina Marine Debris Symposium, Sept. 11 2016

The GWC’s Michael Fishbach will make the kickoff presentation at the upcoming North Carolina Marine Debris Symposium in Wilmington, NC on Sunday Sept. 11 at 5:30 PM. See the following link for more information and all are welcome to come see Michael’s talk! http://www.ncmarinedebrissymposium.com/2016-symposium.html

GWC Launches Ship-Strike Website

To support our ongoing efforts to minimize the occurrences of ships striking whales globally, the GWC has officially launched our new ship-strike website. This site will allow our followers to keep abreast of the latest news and keep track of our efforts to end these tragic collisions between ships and whales.

Visit the website: http://shipstrikes.org/