With Anchovies: Media Spread Story of Monterey Bay's Impressive Marine Life Sightings in 2013

Posted: January 2, 2014  |  By: Jason Hoppin [Bellingham Herald]

MOSS LANDING, Calif. — Just when you think nature couldn't impress you more, something like 2013 happens.

This was the year Monterey Bay turned the dial up to 11, producing a months-long carnival of lunging humpback whales, bird clouds, dolphin wizardry, frenzied sea lions, playful killer whales and even visits from marine royalty - blue whales.

"Best year I've ever seen and best year anybody's seen that I've talked to," said Giancarlo Thomae, a 25-year-old University of California at Santa Cruz graduate whose near-daily forays onto the bay, by boat or kayak, helped document Mother Nature's best production in a long time. 

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