Friday, February 8, 2013

A Whale of a Time

Today we took a 3 1/2-hour boat ride from Puerto San Carlos to the mouth of Magdalena Bay and had amazing encounters with some playful Gray Whales, Eschrichtius robustus. A trio of whales had been playing with a cavorting California Seal Lion, but then they came over to us and let us touch them, and one even nudged up against the boat a bit. Perhaps they found us dull, as after a while they returned to the sea lion who again did acrobatics while the whales rolled and wallowed near the surface. In the meantime, one could look in most directions and see multiple spouts from dozens of whales within a mile of our boat.


  1. Wow, Rich, what a fantastic experience! I wish we'd had time to visit Bahia Magdalena when we were in Baja.

  2. Very cool finds Rich! Birds, whales....doesn't get much better than that:)