Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kingdom of the Blue Whale: Premieres March 9
Be sure to tune into the National Geographic Channel on March 9 for the premiere of "Kingdom of the Blue Whale." They already have some great interactive content to explore on their web site including an interactive Flash module that lets you measure the size of a blue whale as compared with school buses, Triceratops, M1A1 Abrams tanks, the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and more.

Also check out the March 2009 print issue of National Geographic Magazine for the in-depth story and some incredible photos from the field.

While whale watching in the Santa Barbara Channel in July of 2008, we came across the R/V Pacific Storm, which is a research vessel from Oregon State University and one of the home bases for their blue whale research. Here are a couple of photos I snapped of the Pacific Storm and its Zodiac boat which was out tagging blue whales. The Pacific Storm is also pictured in the March is
sue of National Geographic.