Baja Blog 2014 – Week 3

Week 3 began with yours truly heading up to LA to film a clip or two with the Oceanic Preservation Society for their new upcoming theatrical documentary on the 6th extinction. A great and short experience. After heading back to Baja the next day we began right where we left off. Smack in the middle of…
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Baja Blog 2014 – Week 2

Week # 2 offered up a staggering number of whales.  The totals for this time of the year far surpass anything we have seen in our 19 years of plying these waters.  Huge numbers of humpbacks allowed us to identify more in one day (9) than we have ever identified in an entire season previously (8). …
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The 2014 Baja Season Begins in Style

Our 19th Baja season began on Feb. 10th.  It was a fine day with a very solid number of blue whales sighted right off the bat. Amazing but true is the now infamous individual called White Eyes was the very first whale we spotted.  After a day on the water in which we saw 12…
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Baja California – Week 6 Report

The 2013 season has just come to a close and a remarkable season it will go down in history as being.  Our last week saw the winds gone, hence our freedom to roam the sea whenever and wherever we chose delighted us.  We traveled far and wide and saw a lot in this week.  Far…
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Baja California – Week 5 Report

The season is now winding down with one week left.  Blue whales continue to steal the show, being present the whole season in good numbers.  Old friends such as White Eyes and Nubbin have spent over a full month here, being observed on many days. Dolphin shows have been exceptional. We’ve seen huge numbers of…
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Baja California – Week 4 Report

The past week and a half produced both one of the most amazing gray whale encounters I have ever witnessed and an almost record number of hours on the Sea of Cortez for one week. The gray whale encounter lasted over one full hour and was witnessed by both GWC co-directors Gershon Cohen and Michael…
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Baja California – Week 3 Report

Great Whale Conservancy Co-Directors Mike Fishbach and Gershon Cohen recently spent some quality time with a few gray whale friends in Magdalena Bay, along the west coast of Baja Mexico. Mike was down south for his annual winter work project, taking photo ID’s of blue whales in the Sea of Cortez. When the wind kicked…
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Baja California – Week 2 Report

We now are really into our blue whale season.  3 calm days in a row produced close to 25 blue whale sightings.  Whale friends we have known for close to 20 years showed up, old blue whales that seem to greatly favor the winter waters around loreto.  We had two different breaching humpback whales, as…
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BAJA CALIFORNIA 2013 Update #1

Feb. 12 – Loreto  We have arrived for our 18th season here in Loreto.  After Loreto experienced  a very wet winter and very windy January we arrived on February 6th to a lovely calm and quite warm day.  Our first shock came at hiking up in our favorite wet canyon in the local mountains and…
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It’s Baja Time!

It is that time of year again.  Many great whales have made the long swim into the Sea of Cortez to spend the winter feeding on the rich swarms of krill and nursing their young calves in the protected waters of the Sea off Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The Great Whale Conservancy’s own Michael Fishbach…
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