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Channel Islands Maritime Museum to Host “Celebration of the Whales” Festival on March 22, 2020

Channel Islands Maritime Museum to Host “Celebration of the Whales” Festival on March 22, 2020

Oxnard, CA – The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will host a free family-friendly whale-themed festival March 22, 2020, from 11 am to 3 pm in conjunction with the 23rd annual Celebration of the Whales event at Channel Islands Harbor.  The festival will feature hands-on educational booths, including a live touch tank, craft activities, a bounce […]

Celebration of the Whales Seeks Exhibitors

Celebration of the Whales Seeks Exhibitors

Oxnard, CA- The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is seeking corporate sponsors and exhibitors for the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival. This year’s free festival is Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Channel Islands Harbor.    An interactive whale migration trail will invite participants to stroll the west-side of the […]

Ancient climate change turned whales into Earth’s largest ever organisms, study reports

Ancient climate change turned whales into Earth’s largest ever organisms, study reports

Ancient shifts in climate may have powered the baleen whale’s growth to such “ginormous” sizes, a new paper reports. “Ginormous” seems rather fitting. With some individuals growing to be the length of an average basketball court and weighing upwards of 200,000 kilograms (441,000 pounds), the blue whale is big fry indeed – in fact, they’re […]

The Whales Are Back!

The Whales Are Back!

Spring has come to Southern California and with it the return of the migrating whales.  With the eye of an artist and the quick reflex of a seasoned photographer, Pete Padilla, a local, snapped a few pics, capturing sparkling sunshine, boarders and surfers, all gliding across the deep blue along with a few whales who […]

Are wind turbines killing whales?

Are wind turbines killing whales?

By Paul Driessen and Mark Duchamp Environmentalists say navy sonar hurts whales, but ignore impacts of offshore wind farms Between January 9 and February 4 this year, 29 sperm whales got stranded and died on English, German and Dutch beaches. Environmentalists and the news media offered multiple explanations – except the most obvious and likely […]

CA forges ahead with new animal laws

CA forges ahead with new animal laws