The boat spluttered out of Elkhorn Slough, nosing cautiously into the open water of Monterey Bay. A chilling cloak of fog wrapped itself thickly around the little vessel. The sounds of Moss Landing harbor died in the gurgle of the spluttering exhaust. Perhaps the fog would clear a mile or so off shore, and conditions for […]

via Where to See Whales — incidental naturalist

Bay Nature reports The biologists counted 47 blue whales in an hour, the most they’ve ever seen and a “possible record,” according to a press release from NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Media and Outreach Specialist Mary Jane Schramm. Johns said there are also humpbacks visiting the islands, and a handful of gray whales. […]

via A “Possible Record” Number of Blue Whales at the Farallones  — Natural History Wanderings

Senate passes bill that would ban whale, dolphin captivity in Canada After a multi-year legislative battle, a bill to outlaw keeping cetaceans like whales and dolphins in captivity has cleared the Senate — all but ensuring the end of a once-popular theme park attraction in Canada. S-203 — first introduced by now-retired Liberal senator […]

via Canada: Great News – Senate passes bill that would ban whale, dolphin captivity in Canada. — World Animals Voice