The Sea Lions of the Sea of Cortez

The Sea Lions of the Sea of Cortez

Photo courtesy of Nancy Ehrke. Sea lions live between 20-30 years and throughout history, have rarely attack humans. When people have been bitten however, most researchers believe they were protecting their rookery, were provoked, or suffered from disease. They can...
The Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon

The Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon

Pictures courtesy of Nancy Ehrke. Gray whales live and primarily travel within coastal waters throughout the world. Unfortunately, this happens to be the reason whalers harvested them relentlessly over the years. In the 1800’s disease almost wiped the gray whale...
The Boto Dolphins of the Amazon River

The Boto Dolphins of the Amazon River

A few years ago, my wife Nancy, my sister-in-law, my daughter and I traveled to Brazil to swim and interact with the Boto dolphins in the Amazon River. Nancy took all the pictures in this article except the jaguar and featured photo of me caressing the heart of a...
Trucking with Rowdy Humpback Whales

Trucking with Rowdy Humpback Whales

The pictures and videos by Nancy Ehrke were filmed during a trip to the Silver Banks, which is 70 miles off the shores of the Dominican Republic. Many of the Humpback whales from the Atlantic Ocean breed and birth their calves there. It was never found by the whalers...
Sperm Whales and the Akashic  Records

Sperm Whales and the Akashic Records

The few years back my wife Nancy and I participated in a Dominica sanctioned research project, which was studying sperm whales. Everyone on the boat was assigned to photo and record tail sightings and video when possible. Known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean...
A Humpback Whale’s Song for Harmony

A Humpback Whale’s Song for Harmony

Intro: Several years ago, my wife Nancy and I traveled to Maui, Hawaii rented sea kayaks and found a Humpback whale singing right below our boat one afternoon. The sound rattled our bones as we slipped into the water and recorded the song. We never saw the whale, but...