There was an extraordinary whale sighting yesterday off the shores of Long Beach, a new baby gray whale. As guests of the Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises, who were conducting a joint trip whale
This trip was extraordinary and a treat for all onboard because it is so rare to see newborn whales. Capt. Erik Combs from Harbor Breeze Cruises pointed out the fetal folds on the new baby whale, as well as the mom pushing the baby to the surface for breathing due to its inability to swim well, and the very small size of the baby whale, confirming that this whale was born within hours of our trip.
Gray Whales normally give birth in Mexico, while this whale is believed to be born in the water of Southern California. This is the very best time to witness these magnificent creatures as they migrate through our coats on their way to feeding grounds.
Get a first glimpse of the mama and the baby whale, the breathtaking ocean life off the coast of Southern California, and the gorgeous coastal landscapes you may see when you embark on a whale watching in
Whale Watching in Long Beach – Newborn Baby Gray Whale Spotted Off Shores
This time of year gray whale sightings
Guests who book a whale watching trip in Long Beach are invited to explore the Aquarium’s award-winning Whales: Voices in the Sea multimedia exhibit. As guests explore this exhibit, they learn about the environmental threats facing gray, blue, humpback, sperm, and the endangered North Atlantic right whale, among others. Press can experience the bilingual English-Spanish exhibit after their whale cruise. This exhibit was made possible by the Pacific Life Foundation and was developed by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with the Aquarium of the Pacific.
The public can visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and embark on Harbor Breeze Cruises for a two- to two-and-a-half-hour whale watch excursion with Aquarium experts daily at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Gray Whale Watch combo ticket is available for purchase on site at Aquarium and may be purchased in advance by calling (562) 590-3100. Prices are $49.95 per adult ages 12+, $45.95 per senior 62+, and $33.95 per child (includes whale watch and Aquarium admission). Guests will be able to listen to the whales they see and can learn more about whale communication through the Aquarium’s interactive Whales: Voices in the Sea kiosk exhibit featuring the largest and smallest whales on the planet—the blue whale and the vaquita.
About the Aquarium of the Pacific
The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature's services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new Tentacles and Ink and FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers' Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.
About Harbor Breeze Cruises
Southern California’s Harbor Breeze Cruises offers harbor cruises in addition to fun and educational encounters with gray whales and the largest mammal on Earth, the magnificent blue whale, dolphins, and other marine life. Harbor Breeze Cruises' experienced captains and Aquarium of the Pacific naturalists will take guests on this exciting journey. Harbor Breeze's fast, custom built state-of-the-art luxury catamarans can cover great areas. Multiple daily departures offered year-round.