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Dana Point Duo Establishes City as a Whale Heritage Site

rom adversaries to advocates: Donna Kalez, left, and Gisele Anderson; Photograph by Emily J. Davis

Dana Point Duo Establishes City as a Whale Heritage Site By Astgik Khatchatryan | Orange Coast Magazine  Once bitter rivals, Donna Kalez of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching and Gisele Anderson of Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari worked together to have Dana Point recognized as the first Whale Heritage Site in the…

The Great Gray Whale Migration

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The Great Gray Whale Migration By Captain Todd Mansur Imagine what life would be like traveling from the Bering and Chukchi Seas all the way to Baja Mexico, and sometimes adding a few miles if you decided to start a little bit further north at The North Pole because the food was better? That’s clocking…

Rare Salmon Shark Spotted off Catalina Island

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Rare Salmon Shark Spotted at the East-End of Catalina Island Dana Wharf Whale Watching saw a very rare salmon shark on Friday, March 26th while on an 8 Hour Ultimate Whale Watching Trip   Dana Wharf’s Eight Hour Whale Watching trips are so fun and we do them once a month. The target is always…

Thank You Don Hansen for the Festival of Whales!

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The Festival of Whales is celebrating 50 Years, THANK YOU Don Hansen! The milestone of the Dana Point Festival of Whales reaching 50 years is so much more than a new logo or the celebration itself for me. Having grown up at Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching and retelling my family’s story is a…

Kids are the Future of Fishing

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Kids are the Future of Fishing Dana Wharf Sportfishing By, Donna Kalez For the last forty years Coastal Conservation Association has been at the forefront of encouraging youth to explore and engage in the marine sciences.  Both fishing and education are a top priority to insure the future of angling and a healthy marine environment….