California's Whale Trail

Did you know that more people whale watch from shore than from a boat? But how do you find the best location, and how do you know what you’re looking for? California’s coast offers some of the best whale watching in the world, and now it’s part of the “Whale Trail.” We talk with Bill Douros, regional director for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, about this series of coastal sites where people can view whales and other marine mammals from shore. The Whale Trail is designed to raise awareness of marine waters, connect visitors to marine life, inspire stewardship, and promote land-based whale watching.

Everyday Action: Visit a coastal Whale Trail location, your local aquarium or National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center to learn about California’s whales.

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Posted in Marine Animals, National Marine Sanctuaries