As Amanda explains quite nicely in her previous blog post, research is not always glamorous, and we don’t always see the species we’ve come out to the field to study. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other cool species out there to spot! Here are some common (and uncommon) visitors to some of our research sites this summer.
Also, if you continue to the bottom, we’ve included some cool videos of (1) gray whale sharking behaviour, (2) Gray whale swimming (top down full body view), and what it looks and sounds like when we’re doing one of our close-in focal follows. Enjoy!
If you remember a few weeks ago, we shared photos of gray whale “sharking” behaviour. Well, now we have video! Enjoy:
Here’s what it looks like from the top of Graveyard Bluff when a whale swims by below us!
We get really excited by this behavior because its positive proof that the whales are successfully foraging!
and here is a fluke!
We’ll be back soon with more updates from Port Orford.
Florence & the rest of Team Ro”buff”stus