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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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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Baja Blog 2014 – Week 6

Well it is official. The humpback whales have taken over the waters around Loreto. We have never even remotely seen as many humpbacks as we are now seeing, and the dolphin numbers are also about as high as we have ever seen here. We just ended a long streak. It had been almost 10 full…
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Baja Blog 2014 – Weeks 4 & 5

Due to a slight case of fatigue I took last Sunday off and am combining weeks 4 and 5 into one blog. And what a blog it will be! The two weeks began with a dramatic drop in blue whale numbers as the krill all but disappeared and signs of squid began to show up. Humpback…
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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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