Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sea Otter Eating Crabs

Crabs are one of the favorite foods of sea otters.  Each individual sea otter specializes in 2-3 types of food that they prefer to eat, and their preferences usually come from their mother!  Researchers at the Elkhorn Slough have recently … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Mom and Calf Synchronized Breach

This humpback whale mom (right) and calf (left) performed a synchronized breach in the Monterey Bay last summer.  Why the mom and calf pair sometimes breach together, or how they communicate to arrange to do so, is a mystery.  I … Continue reading

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Common dolphins, Monterey Bay, California

Common dolphins (delphinis) are not seen in the Monterey Bay too often, but last summer (July 2014) they were present as anchovy bait balls were near the shore and the Monterey Bay had warmer currents.  The dolphins, like the humpback … Continue reading

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