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Baja Whale Watching

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February 1 to 9, 2020

Blue whales, fin whales, Bryde’s whales, humpbacks, sperm whales, plus orcas, false killer whales and pilot whales can all be found in the Sea of Cortez; it’s here where the greatest variety of whales and dolphins in the world can be observed, and, at this time of year, where California gray whales are birthing their calves.

For the birds. Join Stanford faculty leader Gail Mahood and an expert staff of naturalists aboard the comfortable expedition ship, National Geographic Sea Bird, as we learn all about the rich ecosystem of the Gulf of California, from its marine mammals to its many avian populations. By land and sea. Explore caves at the water’s edge by kayak, hike undisturbed beaches, snorkel among colorful fish and acrobatic sea lions, and pause to photograph exotic cactus blossoms.

Watch this video to catch a glimpse of our Sea of Cortez adventure.


from $8,495


Gail Mahood
Geological and Environmental Science

Professor Mahood joined the Stanford faculty in 1979. Over the past 30+ years she has taught courses in introductory geology as well as in her specialties of volcanology, igneous petrology, and geoarchaeology.

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