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October 04, 2013 by Sean Greene
The researchers log the sighting: three blue whales. From this distance, the world’s largest mammal looks like nothing more than a silver glint on the ocean’s surface. But the spotting is significant to the researchers, who aim to protect the animals from passing ships.
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Golden Gate Cetacean Research is a nonprofit organization devoted to scientific research on local porpoises, dolphins and whales (collectively known as 'cetaceans'). The group has done extensive research on the return of harbor porpoises to San Francisco Bay.
August 11, 2010 by Melanie Jones
This summer has been a great year for whale watching in Monterey Bay. The giant blues showed up early and have stuck around, making for daily sightings of these amazing animals. Humpbacks are lunge-feeding and breaching. At the heart of it all? The humble krill...
July 11, 2008 by Jessica Taekman
Picture hungry tourists swarming around an all-you-can-eat buffet. Only the tourists are 100 feet long and weigh almost 200,000 pounds. These are blue whales, the largest animals ever, and they've come to feast on some of the tiniest animals on the planet: millions upon millions of tiny shrimplike krill.