The head of a gray whale surfaces to breathe

Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?

SAN IGNACIO, Mexico — For thousands of years, the gray whales of the eastern Pacific have undertaken one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal — starting in the cold waters of the Arctic, then down past the densely populated coasts and beaches of California before finally finding refuge in the warm, shallow estuaries of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Only to turn around and … Continue reading Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?

Whale jumping out of water

Community Presenters: Living Coast Discovery Center (LCDC) and the Whalers of the Natural History Museum

Cabrillo is proud to host the Living Coast Discovery Center (LCDC) and the Whalers of the Natural History Museum on Sunday, February 18 from 9:00am until 4:30pm.  Visitors on this day have a chance to get up close to some marine organisms brought by the LCDC and hear wonderful information from the Whalers located at our Whale Watch Overlook.  Please join us and enjoy our … Continue reading Community Presenters: Living Coast Discovery Center (LCDC) and the Whalers of the Natural History Museum

Whale Lecture – 2 p.m., 21 January

The gray whales are here and many have already been spotted passing by Cabrillo National Monument on their annual migration from Alaska to Baja. Join us at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 21 January 2016 in the park auditorium for this exciting lecture by Dr. Steven Swartz to learn about where they are headed and what they do in the lagoons in Baja California. Dr. Swartz’s book … Continue reading Whale Lecture – 2 p.m., 21 January