Debi Shearwater

Considered the “Serengeti of the Sea,” Monterey Bay is considered one of the most productive destinations for pelagic trips in the world. The sanctuary provides habitat for 34 species of marine mammals and 94 species of seabirds

Half Moon Bay, California: Seabirding on the Continental Shelf

by Debi Love Shearwater, Shearwater Journeys, Inc. Half Moon Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the largest protected area in the United States and one of the most productive areas for pelagic seabirding in the world.  Pelagic birding boats cruise out to the continental shelf, where the ocean floor drops off and… Read more

Farallon National Wildlife Refuge. ©, Debi Shearwater.

by Debi Love Shearwater of Shearwater Journeys, Inc. They have been called California’s Galapagos. Dense colonies of Common Murres and colorful Tufted Puffins cloak the crags and cliff faces. Two-ton Northern Elephant Seals fight fierce battles for breeding sites on narrow wave-etched terraces below. Welcome to the Farallon Islands! Thirteen species of seabirds numbering over 300,000… Read more

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