Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Whale Watching is Back

California Whale Watching Tours : Jan-Mar

From January through March, some 28,000 Pacific Gray Whales make their annual migration up along
the coast to their summer Alaska feeding grounds. During the summer Blue and Humpback Whales also
come to visit the local waters delighting visitors with upclose encounters.

California has several major world class aquarium exhibits and a number of lessor ones with a major emphasis on exploring life and habitat of the California Coastline.

The several major aquariums can provide a lot more info about guided VIP whale watching tours.

Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey CA

Since it first opened in 1984, this facility has quickly evolved into one of the most unique and most popular attractions in America. It features many award-winning exhibits that are rich in information about the many animals, plants and natural habitats of our oceans with a special emphasis on the Pacific Ocean.

Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach CA

It takes more than an ordinary aquarium to lead you on journey of discovery of the world's largest ocean. Special exhibits let your dive into a unique exploration of sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the North Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.

California Coastal National Monument

Established in 2000, the California Coastal National Monument runs the entire length of the California coast (1,100 miles) between Oregon and Mexico, extends 12 nautical miles from the shoreline, and encompasses thousands of BLM administered islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles above mean high tide.

Cooperatively managed with other federal, state, local overnment, universities, and private interests, the primary purpose of the Monument is to protect important biological and geological values. The islands, rocks, reefs, and pinnacles provide forage and breeding grounds for significant populations of birds and sea mammals.

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