Thursday, August 11, 2011

Collision Course?




You'd think anyone in her right mind would be scared to death to see a 45 foot whale headed toward the 16 foot long boat, you're bobbing in. Not in the lagoons for San Ignacio in Baja. I can promise we were all hanging over the side with our hands reaching for him or her, hoping for contact with this amazing (lame word) animal. This one is an adult gray whale. You can tell by the array of barnacles. A gray whale can accumulate up to 400 pounds of barnacles and whale lice while in these warmer waters then, as they migrate north to their summer feeding ground around Alaska, the barnacles and lice fall off, leaving the 'gray' scars that give these whales their name.




You haven't lived until you've kiss a free, wild whale.

2 comments:

  1. I should very much like to live then! Ginny, did you take this picture?

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  2. Wow! What an amazing (lame word) experience! :)

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