Whales and Dolphins of Coastal California and the Baja Penninsula - Zoom Presentation - Red Rock Audubon

Join Alex Harper for a presentation on the aquatic mammals along the Pacific coast!

28 Attendees
Event Type: Virtual Event
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 01/24/2024 06:30 PM
End Time: 01/24/2024 07:45 PM

Location: Virtual Event


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The waters off of the Baja Peninsula and California provide suitable habitats for a number of whales and dolphins. Collectively known as Cetaceans, many of these marine mammals spend some or all of their lives in the cold, nutrient-dense waters of the east Pacific. During this presentation, we will explore why these parts of the Pacific are especially attractive to certain whales and dolphins, overview specific animals like Gray, Blue and Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, dolphins, and the critically endangered Vaquita.
By the end of the presentation, you will have a better appreciation and understanding of the mating, calving and feeding habits of several whales and dolphins, have a better sense of how they communicate, and be able to plan your next visit to the Pacific to observe whales and dolphins along with pelagic birds. 
The presentation will last about 35 minutes and be accompanied by photos taken in Mexico, California, and Alaska by the presenter and his colleagues.
About the presenter: Alex Harper is a local birder and naturalist based in Las Vegas. Alex is an occasional naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions, a company that travels the oceans in search of wild animals and wild destinations. He will return to coastal Mexico in February to provide interpretation on the "Among the Great Whales" itinerary.
Photo: Gray Whale "spyhopping" in Mexico. 

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