How to Find Whales with Tiny Bubbles and Brilliant Birds

How to Find Whales with Tiny Bubbles and Brilliant Birds

Bubble-net feeding humpback whales. My first day on Prince of Wales Island, in Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago. was filled with wildlife, rafts of sea otters floated and played, seals lounged on the rocks, island hopping grey wolves appeared in camera traps, I explored my first tide pools full of tiny marine creatures, and there were birds, lots of birds. But it was the brilliant white gulls bobbing on the water’s surface that held the greatest surprise. It seems these smart birds know a thing or two about humpback whales and a free lunch. Watch the birds, Michael said. They point the way to bubble-net feeding humpback whales.

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My Awesome Adventure with Grey Whales in Baja California Sur, Mexico

My Awesome Adventure with Grey Whales in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Human friendly grey whales? That is the mystery and beauty of three lagoons in Baja California, Mexico: Ojo de Liebre Laguna (formerly Scammon's Bay), St. Ignacio Laguna, and Magdelena Laguna. Grey whales migrating south from the Arctic come here to mate, have their babies and introduce them to their human neighbors. Our reader, Susan Sylvan shares her adventure with images by her friend and fellow traveler, Toby Mailman. 

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