The Adventure Continues… Whale Watching

As I consulted my calendar this morning I learned that next Wednesday, June 8, is World Oceans Day. First observed in 2009, according to the United Nations web site “The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.” I’ve decided to get an early start in honoring the day by taking a look at yet another of Huell Howser’s productions: a four-part series called Huell’s Whale Adventure. I’ve never seen these episodes before, but if an ocean trip and whale watching are involved, it sounds good to me! This is truly the adventure of a lifetime!

It all took place in San Ignacio Lagoon halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific side. It’s here the mammoth gray whales come like clockwork each year to birth their calves. The winter migration down the coast from Alaska is a journey of more than 5,000 miles one way and is one of the longest migrations made by any mammal.

And for some reason these huge gray whales, one of the oldest species on earth dating back at least 30 million years, actually seem to seek out and enjoy human contact once they reach the lagoon.

(Click on the linked image below to see the video.)

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