Browsing Tag

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: 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 Tale of a Whale’s Trail

    By Elizabeth Argyle, Birch Aquarium naturalist It’s nearing the end of January and San Diego is back in its rhythm after a long holiday break. While locals may have returned to…

  • Whale Watching: Season in Summary

    By Audrey Evans, whale watching coordinator Once again, it’s time to bid farewell to the gray whales; Birch Aquarium at Scripps’ 2011-12 whale watching season has drawn to a close. We…

  • Grays, Fins, and Humpbacks – Oh My!

    In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a few whale species other than grays off San Diego. A favorite is the fin whale. The second largest animal on our planet today…

Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego