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Category: Dolphins

Mega Pods of Common Dolphins Sighted on San Diego Whale Watching Cruise on Hornblower

A report from San Diego Natural History Museum (theNat) Trained Docent and Whaler Ken Shelby from 3/3/14 After 3 days of San Diego’s epic winter storm, ” it was a clear beautiful day on the Pacific Ocean this morning. It was a little choppy and windy as Captain Bill headed theAdventure out to the 9 mile bank, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of finding a mega-pod of 1,000 to…

Reoccuring Sightings of Semi-famous Mottled Dolphin Named “Patches” from Adventure Hornblower

SD Natural History Museum Whalers and whale watching regulars like Mike Roerder (author of 1000 Whales in a Year) are out on cruises enough to spot reoccurring animals. The “regulars” have spotted and photographed a mottled bottle nose dolphin and named him patches for obvious reasons! Diane Cullins wrote: “Went out on the Hornblower Adventure this morning…was so happy to see ‘Patches,’ the piebald bottlenose dolphin again…definitely one of a…

Dolphin Tours (And Other Toothed Whales)

Toothed Whales See Dolphins in San Diego While the goal of Hornblower’s Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruises is to spot one or more baleen whale species, such as the gray whale or blue whale, guests also enjoy watching the dolphins that are spotted on most cruises along with rare sightings of other toothed whales. Dolphins and other toothed whales are cetaceans— a group of marine mammals that includes all dolphins, porpoises, and whales. All cetaceans…

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