October 24, 2019

I had the immense pleasure of attending the World Cetacean Alliance, (WCA) - World Whale Conference in an amazing place. Hervey Bay, Australia (to us Yanks it pronounced like Harvey). This place is so whale centric in every way. I must have seen 15 sculptures of variou...

August 4, 2019

In July we saw some species that aren't necessarily rare in the Sitka Sound area, but they are more rare in terms to our sightings of them. 

First up: The Northern Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata). We have only seen one so far this season. Comparably, last year...

July 10, 2019

We recently got some great photography opportunities of Marbled Murrelets and Surf Scoters, so thought we would share some information about these birds we sometimes see out on Sitka Sound!

Marbled Murrelet

This small alcid (9 ½ “ – 12 “  long with a , wing span of 14” -...

May 27, 2019

Some of us including me have heard that the name for a group of Baboons is called a Congress and one might see the coincidence with the that branch of government's approval ratings. However, according to Neil’s, “ThatAin’tRight.ForReals.Com” (my own personal fact findi...

April 29, 2019

One of our recent guests sent an email after her photography trip and asked what the round white marks on the head and ventral pleats in her photos are. In an answer to her musing, I replied it was the scarring from and sometimes a remainder of the barnacles that attac...

April 22, 2019

Gray Whales (Eschrichtius robustus) have the longest known migration of any mammal on the planet. They spend their winters mating and giving birth to young in the warm waters of the Baja peninsula and summers feeding in the Bering, Chuckchi, and Beaufort Seas of the Ar...

March 28, 2019

(All Photographs by Lione Clare)

With seemingly endless sunshine and reports of schools of herring in the waters surrounding Sitka, we were sitting on the edges of our seats eagerly waiting for the humpback whales to begin their impressive coordinated feeding behavior....

March 15, 2019

You remember from school the process plants use to take energy from the sun and converts Co2 to produce oxygen (photosynthesis). Turns out most of the plant life on out planet is in microscopic form called phytoplankton that live in the sunlit layer of our oceans, (cal...

February 8, 2019

A Whale’s Song Expeditions appreciates the dual values of hospitality to visitors and reverence for the natural world. It is a philosophy that embraces people, the land, the sea and all living things as one. Perhaps this is why many of our visitors tell us our tours pr...

February 6, 2019

Building on our company value of supporting local non-profit organizations dedicated to research, education and conservation of the marine environment, I am full of pride announcing a new local partnership pledge. We have come to agreement with the Alaska Whale Foundat...

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