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Winter Whale Watching

Monterey Bay is one of the few places in the world that has whales all year long. We are in full swing of the winter season and it continues to be very active. The Gray Whales have embarked on their long 10,000-12,000 mile journey south from their feeding grounds in…

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Year-Round Whale Watching in Monterey Bay

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10 Tips to Prevent Seasickness

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Whale Watching Monterey Bay Seasonality

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What is Baleen?

A baleen whale, which includes humpback whales, gray whales, blue whales, fin whales and right whales, as opposed to toothed whales, use a filter-feeder system inside their mouths made of baleen. It is made mostly of keratin, a strong, yet flexible material that is also found in our own fingernails…

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Why Do Whales Breach?

We are not sure exactly why whales breach, but there are several theories, so let’s take a closer look at this fascinating behavior in which a whale lunges 75% of its body out of the water and lands on its side or back. Cleansing. Parasites…

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Migration of Gray Whales

With winter descending on Monterey Bay we say farewell to the Humpback Whales as they make their way to Mexico and we get ready to welcome the migration of Gray Whales as they reach Monterey Bay on their annual journey. The Gray Whale has one…

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Submarine Canyon

Having this deep water so close to shore surrounding Monterey Bay provides an obstacle course for the Gray Whales as they make their migration from Alaska to Baja California Mexico and back. The Gray Whales are typically a shallow water, coastal animal and having this deep water close to shore…

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