Subject: Finding Blue Whales

Bob Cooper (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 23:32:33 -0500

>If I wanted to see a blue whale where would I go? I mean, yes- the ocean is a
>good start but if I am on a tight budget how would I accomplish this? Drive to
>the St. Lawrence sound? Then what? It's one of those things I have to do in my
>lifetime. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>Steve Cullison

	The Gulf of St Lawrence in the spring and summer reportedly is the
home for approx 200 blue whales. If your on a tight budget, and your in
that area, I think you would have a reasonable chance seeing them there
with reputable whale watching guides.
Not sure about this one.

If your out by Monterey Bay California, several of the whale watching folks
out there suggest that they see them there daily during spring - fall.
There also seems to be a fair amount of roadside whale watching along the
coast as well.

Blue whales are still rare so your chances for random sitings are slim.
Contacting guides in the area in which you intend to go is advisable. I
would even go so far as to ask what their "success" is for that whale type.

Good luck in your quest,
Bob Cooper