VIDEO: Blue Whale Enjoys Breakfast at Monterey
Breakfast seemed in abundance for this blue whale, spotted less than two miles from Monterey Harbor!
Not only is it incredibly rare to see a blue whale this close to land, it’s even rarer to see this surface feeding behavior. The world’s largest animal eats tiny krill by lunge feeding through dense patches of food. You can see the whale’s enormous mouth and throat expand and flex as it glides across the surface, gathering krill for breakfast.” ~ Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Featured image and video: Monterey Bay Whale Watch / YouTube
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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.
A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.
It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.
Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!
"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands