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What Does the Gray Whale Watching Migration and Western Monarch Butterflies Have in Common?

The Plight of the Monarchs is Under Threat It is not groundbreaking news learning that environmental factors impact oceans across the globe. Sadly, the footprint humankind leaves on our earth negatively impacts and is significantly altering marine wildlife habitats everywhere. Global changes stemming from the result of waste and refuse and population growth has a…

Whale Endangerment & Entanglement

“The five most frequently entangled large whale species include the humpback whale, gray whale, minke whale, blue whale, and North Atlantic right whale. Even when people do everything right, many of these entangled animals can not be freed.”- Kim Sawicki 2020 broke records for more than the tragic loss of life across the globe due…

Orange County Oil Spill Prompts Extensive Clean Up Along Southern California Coastline

The ground and seas rattled and shook as the heart-pumping aerobatic demonstrations of the high-flying aerial planes roared over Huntington Beach last Saturday during Orange County’s largest and most popular event of the year. Last weekend, millions of spectators looked up into the blue skies from boats and land and were wow’d, oooh’d and awe’d…

How Big Are Baby Whales?

There’s nothing sweeter than seeing a mother whale and calf pair traveling together through the gorgeous ocean waters of Dana Point, California, the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World®. We love hearing the oooh’s and awe’s from passengers on our whale watching safari as whales gracefully breeze past the boats. When it comes to baby whale size we…

12 Interesting Facts About Whales

There are so many ‘whaley’ interesting facts about whales, we could talk about them all month long! The most amazing whale facts are the ones that not only broaden our knowledge of whales species as a whole but also expand people’s knowledge about these amazing creatures so that together, we can protect these magnificent mammals. Like all mammals,…

10 Amazing Facts About Dolphins

“No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.”~ Jacques Yves Cousteau Dolphins are part of an extraordinary group of toothed whales called Odontocetes….

Where Do Whales Sleep?

One question we are often asked is “Where do whales sleep?” While the answer to this seemingly simple question sounds innocent, it’s more in-depth answer is one that helps to provide the world a better understanding of the whale species as a whole. It goes without saying that whales sleep in the ocean, but the…

Five Different Types of Dolphins in Dana Point

Did you know that all dolphins are whales but not all whales are dolphins? There are 49 different types of dolphins and porpoises and these species are grouped into six families. Let’s break it down: the largest with 38 members is the oceanic dolphin family; next is the porpoise family with seven members and there…

Dana Point Is The #1 Location For Whale Watching In The World. Here’s Why.

Does your desired Orange County activity include seeing a powerful Humpback Whale breach out of the water with its massive 40 ton body taking flight, sound like what you want to do in Dana Point? Any time a whale breaches out of the water, showcasing their robust and magnificent bodies, passengers “ooh” and “awe” and…

Dana Point is Officially the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World!

Dana Point Named First Whale Heritage Site in North America By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | [email protected] | Orange County Register In Dana Point, homes surround the Pacific Ocean like an amphitheater. It’s no wonder, much of the town’s character and its economy focuses on the ocean and the marine life that migrates past its doorstep for months on end…

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