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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 Alaska to their warm water breeding ground of Baja. As …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Submarine Canyon

Monterey Bay is one of the few places in the world that can offer whale-watching trips all year long. This is in large part due to the Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon that starts just a mile off shore at Moss Landing Ca.