California Gray Whale Migration Winter/Spring 2013
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The California Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back again along the Orange County coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view 5 or more gray whales a cruise making for excellent viewing opportunities.
The waters surrounding Newport Harbor offer deep nutrient rich waters which draw not only Gray Whales but all types of dolphins, seals, fish, and numerous other marine creatures. The underwater Newport Canyon running very close to shore brings nutrient rich waters incredibly close as a result Gray whales are often seen just outside the harbor entrance. The Laguna Beach coastline is just south of Newport Harbor and offers some of the most beautiful coastline of Southern California. The gray whales seem to enjoy the beauty of the coastline as well. Most whale watching cruises take in the scenic backdrops of Newport Beach & Laguna Beach while viewing the gentle giants just a few hundred yards from shore. Due to the geography of the orange county coastline, surrounding Newport Harbor, the ocean conditions are comparable to a fresh water lake with very calm/flat seas, which allows whale watchers to fully enjoy the amazing migration.
Newport Landing Whale Watching has provided whale watching cruises for over 30 years. With backgrounds in marine biology their captains offer descriptive narrations that make the whale watching experience a rich one. Whether for an individual looking to join one of the general admission whale watching cruises or a group wanting to reserve a private trip exclusively, Newport Landing takes great pride in sharing the magical experience of whale watching.
For more information go to Whale Watching Cruises or call 949-675-0551
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