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Grey Whales

The Trail of the Whales: Look How Far We've Come

Doreen Walton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Doreen Walton

We've nearly made it to the end of our journey. My toddler and I have been following the grey whale migration up the west coast of the Americas. I pieced the journey together using public transport, on a tight budget and tight schedule.

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

On the Trail of the Whales: Crossing Borders

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I'm aiming for Anacortes, on the coast near Seattle, tonight. It's our springboard into the ocean, the gateway to the San Juan islands. From there we'll ferry-hop to Canada, while scouring the sea for migrating grey whales.

On the Trail of the Whales: Navigating a Storm

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I wonder if the whales find comfortable places to wait out storms. Are they helped and cheered by creatures on the way, as we have been, at every step, by the kindest people?

Where to Tickle a Grey Whale

Doreen Walton | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

The breeding lagoons in Baja, California are safe, warm places for the whales to calve. This is where some 'friendlies' seem to enjoy contact with people. We had a magical time.

5 Incredible Wildlife Migrations: By Hoof, Paw, Fluke & Flipper

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Watching the planet's animals in motion offers a front-row view on an age-old drama where the marvels of adaptation are on stage.