Creature Feature: Gray Whale

Species: Eschrichtius robustus 

Likelihood of encountering this species: Extremely often (during season) on Magdalena Bay Whale Camp and San Ignacio Lagoon Whale Camp trips

Fun Facts About Gray Whales

Skies are Open for U.S. Flights to Cuba

It’s not just the tropical sun that’s beating against Cuba’s tarmac: commercial U.S. airlines now have the opportunity to touch down on the island. On August 31st, JetBlue took off from Florida’s Fort Lauderdale and landed in Santa Clara, Cuba in a landmark flight. For the first time in over half a century, U.S. airlines have begun regular direct service flights to Cuba.

The Lost Colony of Saguenay, Québec

It’s no lost colony of Roanoke, but it’s close. After years of celebrating Champlain’s founding of Québec City, a new chapter of Québec’s history was recently unearthed with the discovery of the site of the actual first French colony. With the seemingly small find of a piece of European pottery dating back to the mid-16th century, Québec aged over 65 years in a day.

Creature Feature: California Sea Lion

Species: Zalophus californianus

Habitat: Coastal areas from California down to Mexico, Baja California Sur, Galapagos Islands and in the southern Sea of Japan. They are an opportunistic species, moving their colonies around where there is plenty of food.