We're off to a very slow start to Gray Whale season here in Southern California this year. Not much to report out at sea. On top of that the weather has cut into the trips I've been able to make it out. But I do have some exciting plans for 2020 I hope to be sharing, including a couple of projects I have been slowly developing over the last two months.
One thing worth noting is that for the second or third consecutive year the Gray Whales seem to be starting late again compared to year's past. It is too much of a coincidence that this happens at the same time their population appears to be decreasing and the bering Sea is not freezing over as it has in the past. I am hopeful these resilient animals continue to survive the ongoing effects of climate change.
Cetacean Species Documented in October: Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Pacific White Sided Dolphin, and Risso's Dolphin eating squid!