Baja 2018 Blog Week 1

Hook & the Orcas We are indeed back and our 23rd season down on this marvelous sea is now in process. The seasons first week had many components and lots of excitement. Our group from New York (via England), Illinois, Virginia and Brazil had a fine and exciting week as we kicked off a new…
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Baja 2017 Blog Week 7

TWO OLD BLUE WHALE GUYS, 1000 STAMPEDING DOLPHINS, AND A POLE Week 7 is now in the books and our guests all of whom hail from New Mexico had a blast. We began the week heading north looking for the myriad of feeding blue whales that had graced us in Week 6. But they were…
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Baja 2017 Blog Week 6

THE GENTLE GIANTS FEED AND HAVE THEIR BLOWS COLLECTED Our week 6 guests hailed from Massachusetts, Alaska and Australia. All were part of the Ocean Alliance team that was here to collect whale spouts or “snot” from drones for processing in a lab to learn about what we can learn from the snot of a…
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Baja 2017 Blog Week 5

ORCAS – MOTHERS MILK – LOTS OF WHALES Our week 5 guests were all from North Carolina. Other than the awesome view we all got of a Fin whale mother and calf pair right next to us on a flat calm day in which the mother expelled vast amounts of milk upon initiating each of…
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Baja 2017 Blog Week 4

RETURN OF NUBBIN – PINELLA – A HUGE BLUE WHALE DAY Our week 4 guests from New Mexico, England and Florida had to brave some windy weather, but were rewarded with some fabulous sightings on what turned out to be a fantastic week. The biggest news was the return of Nubbin, a very old male…
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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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Baja 2016 – Final Blog

ALL DATA IS IN FOR 2016! The unknown of an El Nino year saw us begin the 2016 Baja season in early February. The waters were warm, but the whales were there. It was a fabulous whale season and all concerns about El Nino disappeared as week after week saw us with lots of whales…
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Baja 2016 Blog Week 6

EVERYTHING IS JUMPING OUT OF THE SEA AND THE EL NINO YEAR HAS THE WHALES STAYING LATE, NOT LEAVING EARLY! March 20th and the Blue whales are still here! What happened to the fear we all had that in a warm El Nino year the whales would come and leave early? There is just so…
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Baja 2016 Blog Week 5

BLUE WHALES DAYS WITH A SPRINKLING OF FIN AND HUMPBACK WHALES! We finally hit a pretty big Blue whale day with a dozen individuals seen one fine day. Winds are mostly fair and we are on the sea almost every day now. Many of the same Blue whales have been here throughout the whole season…
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Baja 2016 Blog Week 4

RED WATERS, THIN WHALES, FEWER BIRDS, AMAZING SIGHTINGS, WIND FREE DAYS! These are some of the things that marked a dynamic week on this rich sea. Phytoplankton is blooming here is masses we have never seen before, turning the waters red for miles on end. 20 miles here and 30 there and still the waters…
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Baja 2016 – Week 3

EL NINO, PHYTOPLANKTON, AN UNEXPECTED SPECIES APPEARS!! Our week 3 guests hailed from California, Vermont and New Mexico. After a slow wind blown start to the week one all were treated to quite a show. One of the outstanding memories form this past week must be the extreme amount of vermillion colored phytoplankton blooms that…
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