for a video of the first pup birth of the 2016 - 2017 season!
A special event for SciSchmooze readers! Come meet editors Herb, Bob, and Minu and explore the wonders of the Elephant Seal breeding grounds at Año Nuevo State Reserve.
Here's how this will work: Since Año Nuevo does not handle group reservations, we have pre-purchased tickets for you. You must then make your reservation and payment with us at Brown Paper Tickets for this event, not the Año Nuevo website. Click HERE to make your reservation. Do NOT email us asking for reservations! In additional to the tour-leading docent, we will have an additional docent on hand for the tour and to answer any questions you may have afterwards. Only 17 tickets available. No refunds.
Join us for this nature tour with other Schmooze subscribers!
National Marine Sanctuary and Greater Farallones Association Present: Greater Farallones
Sanctuary Explorations: Gray Whale Watching
Witness the mighty gray whale migration on this naturalist led half-day cruise. We “join” their annual southbound migration through our marine sanctuaries as they travel from Arctic feeding grounds to Baja California breeding grounds. With an expert naturalist, learn about their natural history, their recovery from near extinction, and the survival challenges posed by their roughly 12,000 mile round-trip journey. Discover the natural history and adaptations of the seabirds, porpoises, seals and sea lions we encounter.
Gray whales are a great "poster child" for climate change. The die-off of one-third of their population in 1999-2000 has been linked to the shrinking polar ice cap. This has reduced their feeding grounds, and resulted in a longer migration between distant feeding and breeding grounds.
Our cruise offers experience and education - all in just a short, 3 hour boat ride from Half Moon Bay.