Marine Life Blog

The California Brown Pelican

by Eric Austin Yee

Our guest at Dana Wharf Whale Watching often ask how our captains find dolphins and whales in the wide open ocean. One way is with the help of our often overlooked seabirds, seabirds often feed on small baitfish and krill which some dolphins and whales feed on also. Dolphins, […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Marine Life Blog|0 Comments

Why Do Whales Breach?

by Eric Austin Yee

It’s the ultimate goal of many Dana Wharf Whale Watching guests – witness a whale breach! Many have seen it on TV while watching a nature documentary but, you never know when it might happen when a whale is spotted during our trips. Agile humpback whales and gray whales traveling along […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Marine Life Blog|0 Comments

The Importance of Giant Kelp

by Eric Austin Yee

One of the most overlooked natural features while on our whale watching trips is giant kelp.  That brownish-green mess you see piled up on the beach or floating on the surface of the ocean is actually a super important part of a unique habitat important to our coast.  Dense patches of […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Marine Life Blog|0 Comments

Dana Wharf Whale Watching 2016 Highlights

by Eric Austin Yee

Once again Dana Wharf Whale Watching has had an amazing year of sightings and surprises! Here are just a few of the highlights we experienced in 2016!

False Killer Whales – False killer whales are a rare sighting for the Southern California whale watch fleet.  Dana Wharf Whale Watching was lucky enough to […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Marine Life Blog|0 Comments

Mola Mola

by Eric Austin Yee

Whale and dolphins are not the only animals our whale watching guest here at Dana Whale Watch find during our excursions. One of the most common yet, unusual animals we see is the Mola mola, also known as the ocean sunfish or mola. Molas are found worldwide in tropical and temperate […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Marine Life Blog|0 Comments

Types of Killer Whales spotted by Dana Wharf Whale Watching

by Eric Austin Yee

The whale watching industry in Southern California has had some pretty amazing and rare sightings in recent days! Our lucky Dana Wharf Whale Watching guest had the pleasure of seeing a large pod of killer whales head up our coast on November 30th.  Killer whales are not a common occurrence off […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Marine Life Blog|0 Comments