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whale

  • 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…

  • Whale Watching: Heading North

    By Bekah Logan, naturalist We’re halfway through the season, and the whales are starting to head back north! The migration seemed to slow for a few weeks, and stormy weather kept…

  • Whale Watching: A ‘Mega’ Dolphin Encounter

    By Kate Jirik, aquarium naturalist A strange, mirror-like haze hangs over the horizon. Shimmering patterns of reflected light remind me of the images that filmmakers use to depict distant landscapes in…

  • There She Blows! Whale-Watching Season Begins

    By Bekah Logan, naturalist This year’s whale-watching season aboard the Marietta is off to a great start! Great weather and, for the most part, calm seas have been prevalent, and so have…

  • December SEA Days: Scientist Q&A

    On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with…

  • A Whale of an Opera

    It’s not often that marine science and the opera find common ground, but the two will merge this February in the San Diego Opera’s highly anticipated production of “Moby-Dick.” Based on…

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