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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Several Blue Whales were seen last Saturday and a surprise sighting of Northern Right Whale Dolphins!

With the ocean looking like glass last Saturday, there were a lot of great sightings. The greatest of them all was the sighting of Blue Whales. A mother and her calf were seen off of The Sea Ranch.

Jodi Smith, of Naked Whale Research, went out of Fort Bragg and found another Blue Whale.

Blue Whales are the largest animal on earth. And they are on the endangered species list, as their recovery from the days of whaling has been slow. To see a mother with a calf is such a good sign.

To Jodi's joy she also saw several Northern Right Whale Dophins.

 They rose next to the boat and rode the bow for a while. You can read about Jodi's excellent day on the water on her blog at:

And to learn more about Jodi's Naked Whale Research, which studies Killer Whales, here is that website:

Thanks to Jodi for allowing me to share her photos with you here.


Anonymous said...

these were very interesting,thank you :)

Jeanne Jackson said...

You are so welcome! I love knowing that these behemoths are out in the ocean, even tho we don't get to see them very often.