A recent court ruling in the International Court of Justice states Japan’s whaling operations have not been for research as the country claims. Whales such as minke, finback, and other endangered species have been killed for “scientific research” – which is a highly disputed claim in environmental circles. Various wildlife protection groups have advocated for… Read more »
Category: Sea Life Adventure
Curious and Playful Grey Whale Behavior
The grey whale makes one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal on Earth. Traveling from the Bering Sea to Mexico’s warm-water lagoons, these whales search for a protected area to give birth to calves. In the video below, a mother and her calf can be seen amusing the ecotourists onboard the ponga. The… Read more »
Whales and Anchovies…is there a connection?
We have recently uploaded our Ultimate Sea Life Adventure to Youtube. Although it combines video from a few different trips, the clips accurately represent the sea life we encounter while on the Sea Star. Blue whales, finback whales, dolphins, sea lions, humpback whales, and minke whales can be seen feeding, traveling, and having some care… Read more »
Humpback Whale Sighting in Southern California
The calm ocean was hiding a unique visitor underneath the surface on January 23, 2013. Captain Joe has seen blue, finback, minke, grey, and pilot whales off the Southern California coast over his 40-plus year career. He has even seen orcas as they swim alongside the Sea Star. When we took Carlsbad High School’s CP… Read more »