Whale Watching

  • How Gray Whale Calves Learn to Feed

    A whimsical welcome letter to gray whale calves from the imagined “Bering & Chukchi Seas Dining Services.” May 2013 Dear Gray Whale Calf, Congratulations on completing your first northbound migration! Welcome…

  • Birch Aquarium Greets the World for Whale Watching

    By Kate Jirik, Birch Aquarium naturalist A blanket of coastal fog is clearing as whale watching boat Marietta edges out of San Diego Bay. Higher-than-expected waves catch many passengers off guard,…

  • Whale Watching: The Home Stretch

    By Bekah Logan, Birch Aquarium naturalist Is it mid-March already? That means we have just about a month left to cruise the Pacific in search of gray whales with Birch Aquarium…

  • Whale Watching: An Unusual Season

    By Elizabeth Argyle, Birch Aquarium naturalist Whale watching is a very tricky business because we’re at the mercy of what nature has to offer us. However, occasional high winds, rolling seas,…

  • Whale Watching: The Grays Turn Northward

    By Bekah Logan, Birch Aquarium naturalist It’s February and whale watching in San Diego is still in full swing. We’re nearly halfway through the season, and so far, passengers aboard the Flagship…

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