Don’t quit your daydream

I love this quote! Words to live by. Took this pic in Pacific Grove, CA a couple of years ago and thought they paired nicely.

Santa Barbara Oil Spill

I was so sad to hear about the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill this occurred this past Tuesday off the coast of Santa Barbara County in California. The spill ended up being five times worse than they originally thought. While clean up efforts continue, the long term effects on the marine life and environment…

Snorkeler Saves Humpback From Netting

Unfortunately, fishing equipment like gill nets are often left adrift at sea and our sea dwelling friends many times find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thank goodness this diver and his friends came across this whale before it was too late. I love stories like this!

‘Blackfish’ stirring up more trouble for Sea World

Exciting news this past week! A bill has been introduced by Richard Bloom, the Assemblyman for California’s 50th district, and the chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation, that would ban the use of orcas for entertainment and stunt shows like those that draw in the crowds at SeaWorld, and allow them only to…

Video of A Humpback Calf with Its Mama

Check out this amazing video Justin Edwards posted to Vimeo a week ago. With his GoPro camera attached to a drone, he got a breathtaking clip of a humpback whale and her calf swimming around and snuggling. Baby humpbacks usually stay with their mom for around a year before venturing off to find their own…

The Sea Lions of Pier 39 in San Francisco

Here are some pictures I took of the wild  California Sea Lions who lay out on the floating docs at San Francisco’s Pier 39. These are from Labor Day Weekend 2013. It was pretty crowded, both for the sea lions on the docs and for the tourists on the pier. But it is definitely a…

The Best Week of the Year!

This week is the best week of the year. It’s SHARK WEEK! A week that the Discovery Channel dedicates entirely to one of the ocean’s most feared and misunderstood predators. I usually spend shark week glued to my TV, only leaving to eat and sleep. But this year I am working full time so I…

Good News for a Previous WWW Subject- the Vaquita

As some of you may recall, back in June one of the subjects of my recurring Weird Wildlife Wednesday post was an extremely endangered cetacean known as the Vaquita. I recently came across this article at TakePart.com about a single simple way that biologists are saying they could be saved. Check it out at this link!…