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Could this be the loneliest humpback? Our expert whale spotters are still seeing a solitary humpback whale circulating in the bay, while most of its brethren have moved through, heading south to their winter calving grounds!
(Dan Albro photo)
Gray whale traffic jam? It’s a nice problem to have! Our expert spotters say it’s that special time of year when the first gray whales are returning from their southern calving grounds, heading north; while others are still heading south. Thankfully, no collisions reported!
(Laura Francis NOAA)
We like to say that our best exhibit is actually right off our decks: Monterey Bay! And this has never been more true than today—we have reports of gray whales and a mom and pup sea otter pair visible with binoculars.
Thank you Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!
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.