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How does a harbor seal scratch an itchy back? This one found a way, as you can see in this great video from Aquarium volunteer and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary researcher Chad King.
A sun-worshipping whale in the bay? Hope you are greeting the weekend with equal enthusiasm! Thanks to Giancarlo Thomae at Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watching.
When is a whale like a mountain? When you’re in a kayak! The bay is still teeming with humpbacks. Have you been out to see them? Thanks to Sue Adams and kayaker Cameron Logan for the great shot.
What do Aquarium staffers do in their spare time? Go whale watching of course! Thanks to Web Designer Kevin Garcia for the great shots, taken Saturday. We’re still seeing record numbers of humpbacks in Monterey Bay.
We’re seeing more humpback whales in the bay than anyone can remember right now. And when the seas are rough, as they have been recently, our deck is one of the very best viewing spots!
(© Richard Ryan)
Remember the story of the humpback whale that we’ve been seeing since 2004? Well, the first calf we saw her with is back, feeding in the same place its mother used to go – right outside Moss Landing!
A humpback mother and calf have been spotted breaching just off our ocean-view decks the past few days—and putting on quite a lively show! Thanks to Aquarium staffer Dan Albro for capturing this acrobatic moment.
Wondering what’s happening on Monterey Bay right now? How about two hours ago? Our live web cam now has the ability to “rewind” events over the previous day!
He’s still at it! Dr. Steve Webster was one of the founders of the Aquarium in 1984 and you can see him onsite narrating auditorium programs, giving lectures and helping educate our guides. Here he is on graduation day for our Teen Conservation Leaders program, on the nearby site of the old Chinese fishing village.
Did you know that Pacific white-sided dolphins, like these seen recently in the bay, can swim in herds of thousands? Members form a close-knit group and will often care for a sick or injured dolphin.
(Steve Johnston photo)