Five Gray Whales and Painted Cave

Five Gray Whales Although it was glassy and nice near Santa Barbara Harbor,  it was not far offshore that the winds kicked up and we had blown-out whitecaps and spray.  Nonetheless the keen eyes of our crew located two gray whales not far off the north face of Santa Cruz Island.  Turning east to follow along on the migration route …

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today.

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today. According to http://orcasoftheworld.wordpress.com Bigg’s killer whales were formerly known as ‘transients’. In 2012, a push was made to rename this type of killer whale in memory of Dr. Michael Bigg (1939–1990). Bigg’s killer whales range all along the west coast of North America, from California to Alaska. They …