Earth Day Month- Sea Life Rescue

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Gayle Anderson was live off the coast of Dana Point with Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. In addition to Captain Dave’s safari adventures, the company also rescues sea life.

Captain Dave Anderson reports nearly 1,000 dolphins and whales die every day due to fishing gear entanglement. As the influence of fishing, whaling, netting and pleasure boating continues to expand, the danger to the mammals of the sea continues to grow.

He says a  study published in the October 2012 journal Conservation Biology found that most large whale deaths over the past 40 years was cause by entanglement in fishing gear.

Captain Dave founded and organized Ocean Awareness Day in 2001 and organized Orange County’s first whale disentanglement group in 2008.

In 2010, a horrifically entangled gray whale, nicknamed Lily, made national headlines when she stranded herself side of Dana Point Harbor. Read more about Captain Dave’s hands-on experience disentangling Lily. To raise awareness Capt. Dave authored the award winning book, “Lily, A Gray Whale’s Odyssey”, a magnificent photographic journey of a gray whale’s migration. Shortly after the publication of his book, Captain Dave was involved in the rescue of another entangled whale, nicknamed Bart. Read more about Bart’s disentanglement and watch the dramatic rescue video below.

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, California 92629
(949) 488-2828

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

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