Watch more footage of common dolphins off the coast of Dana Point, CA, US. This short music video features “Clickety-Clack” from our CD “IF I WERE A FISH and Other Animal Songs for Kids.” Look closely and you might see a mother dolphin with a calf by her side.
Hello Friends.It's been a wonderful summer of observing and learning about the animals that inspire my songs. This video captures a super pod of common dolphin, 5 miles off the coast of Dana Point, CA, USA. There are hundreds of baby dolphins in this pod, and summer is the peak season for common dolphin births in this part of the world. Common dolphin are found in every ocean in the world and are the most abundant marine mammal in Southern California. They are a medium-sized, boldly-colored, energetic dolphin who will often stop what they are doing to swim toward our boat and bow-ride. I've nicknamed them the "boat-greeters" of the sea and my encounters with them have been one of the highlights of my summer. I never tire of these beautiful marine mammals, nor the joy I feel when sharing the ocean with them. What animals did you observe this summer? I'd love to hear about it or see your photos or drawings.With love from your singing naturalist and ocean animal ambassador,Birdsong #dolphins, #kidsocean #animalsongsforkids #birdsongandtheecowonders
Posted by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders on Friday, September 1, 2017
It’s been a wonderful summer of observing and learning about the animals that inspire my songs. This video captures a super pod of common dolphin, 5 miles off the coast of Dana Point, CA, USA. There are hundreds of baby dolphins in this pod, and summer is the peak season for common dolphin births in this part of the world.
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I have the good fortune of seeing common dolphins several times a month off the coast of Southern California. I encountered hundreds of them off the coast of Dana Point, CA over this holiday season; and I couldn’t think of a better way to wish you a happy new year than to share this photo that captures their playful spirit.
Common dolphins earned their name because they are “common” to all oceans in the world. They are beautiful animals that often travel, hunt and socialize in large pods of a hundred or more. We have a population of about 450,000 common dolphin off the coast of California, so they are very dear to me. Their cooperative and playful nature always brings joy to my heart and inspires me to squeal, whistle and sing. And sing I often do, sharing my dolphin song “Clickety-Clack” with the children on the boat!
Hello my cetacean-loving friends.
As a “singing crew member” on Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, I have had the privilege of spotting numerous humpback whales and observing their feeding and acrobatic behaviors. Watch this fun adventure video by “All Things Animal TV” to learn about this magnificent creature and listen to my “Humpback Whale Song” for kids to hear some male humpback whales singing. I could listen to their songs everyday 🙂 I’ve also included some links to more humpback whale videos at the end of this post. Enjoy!
Your singing cetacean naturalist and friend,
MORE HUMPBACK WHALE VIDEOS:
Hello Dolphin-Loving Friends.
Whale watchers aboard a catamaran with Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point experienced a thrilling event when hundreds of common dolphins began “porpoising” at high speed out of the water.Dolphin Safari writes: “Often referred to as a dolphin stampede, this breathtaking behavior can happen at any time and without any apparent cause. Porpoising is the fastest mode of travel for dolphins because there is less resistance in air than water.” (
I have been on Captain Dave’s catamaran during a similar dolphin stampede. It was a truly thrilling and fortunate experience to be surrounding be hundred of dolphins swimming at a high speed. If my heart could smile, it was certainly smiling that day. As you all know, I love to express my care and passion for the animal world with a song. After you’ve watched the dolphin stampede, please sing along with me to my dolphin song video, “Clickety-Clack”.
Porpoising like a dolphin in my imagination,
I am proud to announce that I am now a certified Naturalist with the American Cetacean Society-Orange County, CA. Watch this video of Dr. Marcie and I singing “Migration” with my classmates at our Naturalist graduation in Costa Mesa, California, USA. Special thanks to Belinda Echoers for posting this video, to our wonderful instructor, Desi Green and to the ACS-OC for making this training possible!
“Migration” can be found on our CD “IF I WERE A FISH and Other Ocean Songs for Kids” and on our kids music video “MIGRATION-The Journey of the California Gray Whales”. I can be found on a whale watch boat from Dana Point or Newport Beach, California, USA. Perhaps I’ll meet you there and we’ll sing a whale song or two. 🙂
With lots of cetacean love,
Hello cetacean lovers.
It’s true! Whales and dolphins sometimes play together! I was so excited to see this in action in this video by my friends at Dolphin Safari. It features a gray whale and dolphins playing off the coast of Dana Point, California. Watching this video reminded me of how much I enjoy taking some time to play with friends. It also taught me that it can be fun to sometimes play with those who are a little different than me.
With a playful splash,