Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society to feature gray whale program

The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society’s General Meeting will feature a program on the longest migration of any mammal, the gray whale. The subject is timely as more than 15,000 gray whales swim by Solana Beach from mid-December to mid-February. The meeting will be held on Friday Jan. 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Fletcher Community Center, 133 Pacific Ave., Solana Beach. Titled “From the Arctic to Baja; the Migration of the Gray Whale,” the talk will be presented by San Diego Natural History Museum (the NAT) Volunteer Naturalist Jim Nelson.

Using photos and slides from the NAT, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, plates from the seminal work on Grays, “Eye of the Whale” by Dick Russell, and his own personal photos, Nelson will trace the journey from the feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas to the breeding and birthing areas in three lagoons in Baja California. He also will review a period in the middle of the 19th century and another in the early part of the 20th century when the Grays were slaughtered to near extinction and discuss their remarkable comeback that has permitted their removal from the endangered species list.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting where refreshments will be served.

Related posts:

  1. Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society collecting photos for city’s 25th anniversary
  2. Gray whale still in San Diego Bay
  3. Gray whale is growing tourist attraction
  4. Annual migration still on hold for gray whale
  5. Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society gearing up for holiday boutique

Short URL:

Posted by Staff on Dec 31, 2011. Filed under News, Solana Beach. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” co […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe sports update
    Santa Fe Christian lost to Carlsbad 35-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 12. The Eagles’ only score came in the third quarter, when Matthew McRoskey completed a 54-yard scoring pass to Caleb Phillips. Reece Walker rushed for 50 yards on four carries and Benton Weeks gained 29 rushing yards on 11 carries. […]
  • Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns to benefit Rancho Santa Fe School
    The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s annual Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns Sept. 26. All families are encouraged to contribute “Your Share” in support of a world-class education for their children at R. Roger Rowe School during Red Envelope Friday. Making a contribution is easy! On Sept. 26, volunteers will be at drop off and pick up lines at t […]