Baja Blog 2015 – Week 4

Nobody could have come close to predicting the weather and the events of Week 4. It was truly wild, whacky and amazing! Our group were from either California or Colorado. First, here in the desert at a time of the year that is supposed to be dry we began the week with 2 days of…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 3

For the last 3 days on the short walk out to the boat at the marina’s dock we saw multiple spouts. The whales have flooded the waters just outside the marina and images of whales with our house, with the towns old mission, and it’s marina in the background have been produced. This has also brought…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 2

What do you get when you throw a wonderfully wild and wacky group of people together with a bunch of ctenophores and blue whales? Well we sure found out on an absolutely wonderful week 2 of this 2015 season. Fun and laughs did not cease throughout the week and the whales and dolphins were prolific….
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 1

The 2015 season is officially underway and what a way it started. A film crew from the BBC with 2 BBC producers from the UK, an independently hired cameraman from Florida and an aerial drone pilot who is Mexican, began the season with us. I think they will leave agreeing that blue whales were pretty…
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Baja 2015 Preseason Blog

Hi All, The Baja 2015 season is rapidly approaching and it is shaping up to be a very exciting time! So much so that this is the first ever PreSeason Blog. First of all we all totally full for the season so it will be a busy time indeed. We begin with a film crew…
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Commerical shipping lanes moved in Panama to save humpback whales

The Republic of Panama’s proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes…
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GWC’s Earth Day Event 2014

On Tuesday, April 22nd, the Great Whale Conservancy hosted its second annual D.C. Earth Day rally.  Our purpose was to ask President Obama to direct the U.S. Navy to remove its objection to the use of an alternate shipping lane along the CA coast, where cargo ships, oil tankers, and cruise ships have been killing…
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ICJ Ruling in Australia v Japan

The international court of justice (ICJ) at the Hague has determined that Japan’s “scientific” whaling activities were a sham. They had published only two peer-reviewed scientific papers since 2005 despite killing close to 4000 great whales.

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Baja Blog 2014 – Week 7

Week 7 was our final week of the 2014 Baja season. Fair winds and humpback whale dominated seas greeted us as we began the week. Twice this week we found a pair of humpbacks logging close to each other at the surface. They were different individuals but the behavior that each pair exhibited was both…
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