Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

Charter Yachts – An Unforgettable Experience

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Charter Yachts – An Unforgettable Experience

Now that it is summer in San Diego, everyone is looking for interesting and fun things to do — especially when family and friends come to visit. There is always the San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. Those are wonderful; however, why visit San Diego without activities on the water? San Diego Boat Tours offers yachts that can be chartered for a variety of interests. Going out on the water is always a great experience.
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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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Mother’s Day – Making it Memorable

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Mother’s Day – Making it Memorable

We all want to make our Mother’s proud; a good report card is no longer an option.  Mother’s Day is coming up and most likely you may be thinking of ordering the same old flowers and dreading getting a reservation at her favorite restaurant, while overpaying for poor service and rushed food.  Most of us know that getting Mom trinkets and knick knacks for Mother’s Day should be reserved for children, especially if handmade, and is just another ...

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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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Impact on Whales – Humans are to Blame

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Impact on Whales – Humans are to Blame

Enviromental Impact on Whales

It’s difficult to separate the environmental impact on whales without mentioning that humans are at the root cause.  Harmful toxins have affected every square mile of the earth’s oceans, and the implications are the same for both sea creatures and humans alike. Human activities, such as over-fishing, global warming and greenhouse gases, are affecting the world in ways we can’t imagine. It’s estimated that 40 percent of the earth’s marine ecosystems are ...

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Shore Whaling in San Diego at Ballast Point

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Shore Whaling in San Diego at Ballast Point

Ballast Point Beginning

Mariners, South Pacific bound, first visited San Diego in the 1820s and the gray whales became in danger, shore whaling begins. Two Portuguese-American brothers arrived in San Diego in 1857. One year later, Captain Packard and his brother set up shore-whaling operations at Ballast Point. They were joined by Africans, Irish, Spaniards, Mexicans and Englishmen. Ballas Point quickly became a major whaling hub with additional camps stationed in Baja California.

It’s rumored that Captain Packard and his ...

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San Diego Blue Whales in Abundance

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San Diego Blue Whales in Abundance

The Blue Whales are Here

Blue Whales are in abundance off of San Diego’s shoreline.  On occasions, the surreal giants can be seen closer to shore, but often they are in deeper water off the Coronado Islands or the Nine Mile Bank.  Blue Whales can be 70 to 100 feet in length, weigh over 100 tons (which means that the tongue of a Blue Whale can alone weigh as much as 2.7 tons!), and have a distinctly blue color.  ...

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