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Why Do Whales Slap Their Tails?

One of the whales’ most striking behaviors is when they slap their tails on the water. It is an incredible sight, but the sound is unforgettable too. Whales slap their tails to communicate with other whales in their mating rituals. Whales also slap their tails to scare off predators or males and remove parasites and …

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What Senses Do Whales And Dolphins Have?

Years ago, whales evolved from land mammals and shared many of their senses with modern-day land mammals. However, some of their senses are unique, allowing them to survive in the oceans. Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals have the same senses as land mammals. They have vision, touch, hearing, taste, and smell. Toothed whales are …

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Bottlenose Dolphins Facts

Bottlenose dolphins are a type of marine mammal. Bottlenose dolphins are found in warm oceans and waters around the world. Bottlenose dolphins of North America are not endangered or threatened. As the name “bottlenose” suggests, this kind of dolphin has a short, stubby beak.  Bottlenose dolphins have a curved dorsal fin in the middle of …

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Which Whales Can You Watch In North America?

If you have ever wanted to watch whales in the wild, you need to know which whales it is possible to see around North America. There is nothing better than seeing wildlife live and in its natural habitat, and seeing a whale is something you will never forget. In this article, you will find out …

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Where To Watch Whales In Westport and The Olympic Coast?

Westport, a small town on the Pacific Ocean, may not have the same allure for whale-watchers as the nearby San Juan Islands, Puget Sound, or the Salish Sea, but it does have its share of whales passing by. Westport is located south of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic National Park. Westport is …

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Why Are Dolphins Mammals?

Dolphins have the scientific class of Mammalia, which specifies that they are mammals. Dolphins are the marine mammal family with the most species.  Dolphins have all the typical characteristics of mammals. They are warm-blooded animals, and females give birth to live young and provide them with milk. Dolphins also have hair when they are born, …

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Where To Watch Whales In North America

Whale watching has become one of the most loved tourist attractions that North America has to offer. There is nothing better than seeing a living creature so large that you can hardly comprehend it. Whales are some of the largest, most gentle creatures on the planet. Their unique behaviors make them a favorite among sea …

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Whale Watching In the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound

The San Juan Islands, Salish Sea, and Puget Sound are among the world’s best whale-watching destinations, with more than 500,000 people visiting yearly. It is not hard to see why with up to five whale species, along with dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of …

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Where Can You Watch Blue Whales In North America?

I have never seen a blue whale, but that will change shortly, and I cannot wait. I wanted to find out the best destinations in North America to see one of them to plan accordingly. Blue whales can be seen in many towns and cities around North America. Blue whales can be seen off the …

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How To Prepare For A Whale Watching Trip

It is possible to see whales, dolphins, and porpoises almost anywhere in North America’s oceans. From the warmest waters of the Caribbean to the coldest places in Alaska, they can be seen from land along shallow coastlines and in deep waters miles from anywhere. Many whales, dolphins, and porpoises only live in particular areas and …

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