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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“Protect Whales to Protect the Planet” – says UN Environment Programme

Whales are known for being the largest and most intelligent creatures in the ocean. Now, marine biologists have discovered that they also capture tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, a service with an economic value of US$1 trillion for all the great whales, according to a study published by the International Monetary Fund. https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/protecting-whales-protect-planet

National Geographic Article – How much is a whale worth?

The benefits provided by great whales, including capturing carbon, make a powerful case for protecting them, according to economists. by Madeleine Stone @NatGeo https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/09/how-much-is-a-whale-worth/

TOO OLD TO SKIP SCHOOL, BUT NOT TO MARCH

TOO OLD TO SKIP SCHOOL, BUT NOT TO MARCH YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE WASHINGTON, D.C. Friday, 9/20/2019 by Rima Saliba, GWC friend and whale advocate   When one young activist at the Youth Climate Strike stood on the stage, with the Capitol building rising behind her, and shouted passionately into the mic, “…where are the parents….?”,…
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