Whale watching season is here again

Posted by on Thu, December 18, 2008


It’s that time of year again, when the Grey whales migrate 7,00 miles from the freezing waters above Alaska to southern California to give birth to their enormous 1,500 pound calves. These mammals have been making this journey for thousands of years only to return to the icy waters again in the spring.

If you would like to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures it’s not to difficult. There are thousands of miles of pristine beach and plenty of tours that go out hourly just to watch as they pass.

The Oceanic Society (San Francisco), a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to protecting marine life, offers whale-watching tours from San Francisco, Bodega Bay and Half Moon Bay. Prices are reasonable and it’s a great activity to spend with the children.

As usual there will be many great whale watching festivals around the area with wine tastings, chowder and seafood, and lots of activities for the little ones. So go out and get your sea legs ready for an unforgettable season of giant mammals.

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Fri, January 9, 2009 6:22pm
Tammy Lee
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If anyone has the “Animal Planet” channel .. and you are interested in whales, look for the series “Whale Wars”.  It shows Sea Shepherd’s fight to stop the slaughter of Whales.  I caught it when it ran recently and am part-way through watching the series.