Migrating Whales

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Gayle Anderson was live off the coast of Long Beach because marine scientists say this could be the winter of the whale! During this time of year, it is common to see Gray whales migrating, but other leviathans are in the waters off Long Beach this winter.

The Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises invite viewers to set sail for the chance to see these whales. Experts will delve into why these animals are here and discuss conservation issues involving whales in these urban waters.

Guests will be able to listen to the whales they see and can learn more about whale communication by exploring the newly redesigned, award-winning Whales: Voices in the Sea multimedia exhibit at the Aquarium, featuring the largest and smallest whales on the planet—the Blue Whale and the Vaquita. As guests interact with this exhibit, they will learn about the environmental threats facing Gray, Sperm, Blue, North Atlantic Right, Humpback, and other whales. This bilingual English-Spanish exhibit is located on the Aquarium’s second floor.

The Pacific Life Foundation made the redesign, featuring new state-of-the-art interactive exhibit technology and the latest research on Blue and Gray Whales, possible. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography with the Aquarium of the Pacific developed this exhibit. The new Whales: Voices in the Sea interactive program is also slated to open at the Florida Aquarium and Texas State Aquarium in 2014.

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is dedicated to environmental education. Its vision is to create a sustainable future for nature and its resources by building relationships between and among people. The Aquarium is home to over 11,000 animals in more than fifty exhibits. For more information, click HERE.

Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public whale watching, world port, and charter cruises for over 20 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Their experienced captains provide comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. The double-deck sightseeing vessels are U.S. Coast Guard-inspected, certified safe, and are complete with seating, snack bar, restrooms, salon, and plenty of outside viewing room for everyone. Aquarium of the Pacific whale watch and harbor cruises feature a new vessel in the fleet operated by Harbor Breeze Cruises. The new 150-passenger, 83-foot M/V Triumphant was christened on July 17, 2013. For more information, click HERE.

Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Long Beach, CA, 90802
(562) 432-4900

Whales: Voices in the Sea Exhibit
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com