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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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Our 10 Favorite Photos of 2014

Our 10 favorite photos of 2014 (in no particular order) are… 1) Artists Palette at Sunset, Death Valley, California The sunset cooperated quite nicely for this photo, with the clouds lighting up in a brilliant display of pinks and yellows.  … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Breach!

  A humpback whale breaches in Monterey Bay!  Humpback whales may breach for a variety of reasons.  It may be that the whales are happy or playful, as rescuers who have cut whales free of fishing nets have observed lots … Continue reading

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Humpback Whales Lunge Feeding

Humpback whales frequently work together when lunge feeding.  They corral the fish into a tight bait ball and then speed upwards with their giant mouths open, filtering both fish and water through their baleen.  There are 5 humpback whales in … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding

These humpback whales were lunge feeding in the Monterey Bay.  Lunge feeding is when whales work together to try to corral the fish into one area and then they swim upwards at high speeds through the fish, with their mouths … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Breach

This Humpback whale calf breached several times in the Monterey Bay yesterday.  If you look closely, you can see the whale’s eye.  The humpback activity has been excellent this July as anchovy bait balls are near the shore in shallow … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding

Humpback whales have been extremely active in the Monterey Bay during July 2014, as the whales have been feeding on anchovy bait balls near the surface of the water near Moss Landing, California.  These bait balls have created a feeding … Continue reading

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