A whale watching weekend

Humpback whale tail white

This weekend I had the chance to go whale watching and I’m so glad I did! My friends and I boarded the Christopher in Long Beach Saturday morning along with 100 other people and headed out to see what we could see. The first whale we came across turned out to be a fin whale,… [read more]

Gray whales are heading north!

California sea lion

Yesterday, the volunteers at the ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project had a whale of a day so to speak. They spotted 27 gray whales headed north! But that’s not all, they also saw tons of other wildlife doing all sorts of interesting things. Here’s a quick recap: Bottlenose dolphins playing with one of… [read more]

Orange sky and black birds

Orange sky and black birds

Last Thursday, I finally went whale watching again! It felt like ages since my last trip. Unfortunately, the whales didn’t show, but that’s to be expected since it’s not really whale watching season in Southern California at the moment. A pod of common dolphins did grace us with their presence and approached the boat for… [read more]

Whale watching photos taken near Santa Barbara part 3

These are actually dolphin watching photos! We saw three types of dolphins during the all-day ACS whale watching trip: bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and Risso’s dolphins. We saw a huge pod of common dolphins that were having a blast. Many came over to the boat to do some bowriding, which is always fun to watch,… [read more]

A blue shark, Risso’s dolphins and much more

On Saturday, I went on the coolest ocean adventure. It was the Cabrillo Aquarium‘s annual “Catalina Above and Below” trip. After waking up at 4:15 in the morning, I managed to arrive in San Pedro by 5:30 to board the First String, which left at 6:00. Getting up early and mornings in general are not… [read more]