Latest from marine mammals
January 09, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin
On a whale watching trip in the Monterey Bay, photographer Tory Kallman witnessed one of nature's great events—an orca in pursuit of lunch. One of the resulting photographs became Bay Nature's January 2014 cover image.
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Seaflow works to build an international movement dedicated to protecting humans, whales, dolphins and all marine life from active sonars and other ocean lethal ocean noise pollution through science, creative action, the arts and community participation. Our Sanctuaries Campaign and Vessel Watch Project are working to reduce the environmental threats of large vessels along the California Coast.
July 01, 2011 by William Keener
When William Keener got a report of a harbor porpoise inside San Francisco Bay in 2008, he knew this was big news: They had been absent since World War II. Now, Keener's group of researchers has turned the Golden Gate Bridge into a world-class wildlife observatory where anyone can see porpoises in action. Why have they returned? Did Bay cleanup efforts make the difference? While we can't know for sure, we can celebrate this rare case of a large mammal reintroducing itself into its former habitat.
March 14, 2011 by Juliet Grable
They can plunge to depths of more than a mile and stay submerged for 90 minutes without coming up for air. They can swim up to 14,000 miles a year. The males can weigh over two and a half tons. You could say elephant seals are "Extreme Mammals," record-holders in several categories, including deepest divers. And with new tracking methods, we're learning more than ever about these amazing creatures.