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Blue Whales – Big Boats – Danger

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Blue Whales – Big Boats – Danger

Blue whale and big boats traveling along the same routes can become dangerous situation for the majestic blue whales, our vessels -the massive damage often incurred and people aboard. Blue whale and boat collisions can cause disastrous consequences including the obvious physical harm to the largest mammal on the planet but also severely damaging ships large and small, sometimes irreparably so. Marine Biologists, the Coast Guard, Navy, National Marine Fisheries Service and various coastal authorities all have an invested ...

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Father’s Day Yacht Charter

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Father’s Day Yacht Charter

Why not get a Father’s Day Yacht Charter?  Father’s can be quite mysterious illusive creatures.  Sometimes routinely predictable, they never drop hints like mother’s do.  Coming up with a gift for him on holidays such as birthdays and Father’s Day, we are often left scratching our own heads with the same lost look Dad has when you ask him when his anniversary is.  Sure we can poke around the garage, probe with questions about recent interests, but often he ...

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Ocean Plastic – The Pacific Garbage Patch

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Ocean Plastic – The Pacific Garbage Patch

Sailing the seas of garbage (ocean plastic), no thank you! The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch has been described as an island of trash floating just offshore, but this is not actually the case. Off the coast of California, NOAA has identified and named the Eastern Garbage Patch which is not actually a solid mass but more of a dense collection of particles mainly consisting of unbroken down plastic.

Contrary to rumors, the garbage patch cannot be seen aerially or via ...

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California Sea Lions are Dying

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California Sea Lions are Dying

California is blessed with a bountiful coastline, however currently the California Sea lions are Dying.  The rich waters of the Pacific Ocean change with the seasons and are an inseparable part of the unique environment.  The Davidson current (concurrent coastal stream during winter) and El Nino conditions affect the climate and residents of California, especially the marine mammals whom we share this coastline with.  Whales that travel south to Baja in winter for birthing and north to Alaska for ...

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Sea Lions on San Diego Bay

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Sea Lions on San Diego Bay

Sea Lions of San Diego

One of the most iconic sites to come across when touring the San Diego shoreline is sea lions.  Pinnipeds, a word taken from the Latin meaning fin-footed, is the over-arching animal family to which all seals belong.  Sea lions are direct members of the Pinniped family Oteriidae, sharing lineage with the fur seal and together making up what is commonly categorized as “eared seals”.  The sea lion’s external ear flaps make them distinctive ...

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