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.
We did it! With your help, we co-created this worldwide sing-along to our song, “Viva la Vaquita” and raised money for efforts to save the endangered vaquita porpoise.
Dear Whale-Loving Friends,
I had the pleasure of crewing on Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari today during this beautiful encounter with a Mother humpback whale and calf. Watch the calf do a peduncle throw! The creator of this video suggests that the calf was throwing a tantrum when it lifted the entire lower half of its body and tail out of the water and landed it right on top of mom. What do you think?
This gray whale mother is on a mission – to get her and her calf to their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas above Alaska.
Dear Whale-Curious Friends,
It’s remarkable! The largest animal in the world feeds on one of the ocean’s smallest creatures.
I saw orcas off the coast of Newport Beach, CA (USA) on January 7th! They were a rarely seen pod of Eastern Tropical Pacific killer whales, including 1 large male and 1 calf. Thanks to the Gray Whale Census Team and Alisa Schulman-Janiger for first spotting them from land at Palos Verdes while counting gray whales. Thank you also to my employer, Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Safari, for bringing us to the whales. I’ve included my photos of these beautiful creatures, taken at sunset. The tall, distinctive dorsal fin in the top photo is that of the male orca.
These types of killer whales, identified by their darker saddle area behind the dorsal fin, are usually seen from south of San Diego to Central Amercia. Because they are rarely seen, we don’t know much about them yet. It was a very fortunate sighting, indeed.
Check out the drone footage of these orcas taken by Newport Coastal Adventure at: Newport Coastal Adventure/YouTube and read more about this killer whale visit at: OC Register On-line. You can also hear my song about another type of orca, called Southern Resident Killer Whales, in my previous blog post. Sightings such as these and the opportunity to teach about cetaceans are two of the many reasons why I love my job as First Mate and Naturalist.
Glad to be singing on the sea,