Whale-Watching in La Jolla

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 7:12pm.

Gray whale breaching

There are many benefits to purchasing La Jolla real estate and one of them is residing along Southern California’s serene shoreline. Homes in La Jolla are surrounded by lovely natural surroundings that buyers can enjoy whenever they like, including the Pacific Ocean. Never waning in beauty, the Pacific Ocean offer gorgeous views and incredible experiences with family, friends and marine life.

In recent weeks, the media has covered a number of stories about La Jolla’s marine life, including whale-watching excursions with ocean experts from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Whale-watching with Birch Aquarium ocean experts

La Jolla Light recently published information about La Jollas’s whale-watching tours. The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has partnered with Flagship Cruises & Events to hold whale-watching educational tours through April 17 of this year. During gray whale migration season, whale-watching tours with ocean experts will be offered twice daily.

According to Birch Aquarium’s site, each year gray whales embark on the longest mammal migration in the entire world. During their 10,000-mile journey to and from Baja California, approximately 20,000 gray whales will pass by San Diego. In addition to the tours, Birch Aquarium keeps dolphin and whale sighting counts and curates a blog about whale-watching experiences. The current gray whale sighting count for this season is 565.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been offering whale-watching educational tours for 16 years. This year’s tours will set sail aboard the Flagship Marietta at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. each day. In addition to whale-watching educational tours, the Birch Aquarium also serves as a public exploration center that holds more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates. The Birch Aquarium also features an interactive museum with climate, earth and ocean science exhibits that offer more than 60 interactive elements.

Whale-watching from La Jolla’s shoreline

Whale watchers can also glimpse migrating gray whales from La Jolla’s shoreline. La Jolla Light recently published an article about a proposed whale display on Coast Boulevard that would share educational information with whale watchers. Per the article, the Whale View Point Shoreline Enhancement Project seeks to paint a flat image of a gray whale on the cement at a whale viewing spot.

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