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Above: A Whale Watching Monterey vessel. Apparently, seals like boat watching as much as tourists like whale watching. Who knew?
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Looking for a classic Whale Watching vacation?
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Whatever is your leisurely pleasure, scroll down for detailed information on popular activities like gaming, golfing, shopping, dining, and whale watching in American coastal regions such as San Diego, Monterey, Hawaii, San Francisco, and the Oregon coast.
Monterey is a popular favorite destination, largely because of the whale watching opportunities.
Other favorite U.S. whale watching destinations include Alaska, Hawaii and the Farallon Islands (shown below).
The Farallon Islands are conveniently situated less than 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco.
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Whale watchers all around the continental United States have sighted Beluga Whales, Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales and Sperm Whales, among others.
Depending on geographical location, a number of different whale species might be observed from the average touring vessel.
The Bowhead Whale is most commonly found off the frigid shores of Barrow, Alaska. In fact, the Inupiat tribe hosts a whale feast every year.
The Blue Whale is the largest animal known to natural history. Blue Whales are found in all of the world's oceans.
Humpback whales are commonly spotted during whale watching Monterey excursions.
The beautiful Orca, also known as the Killer Whale, is the largest member of the dolphin family. Like the Blue Whale, Orcas inhabit oceans throughout the world, eating seals, sea lions and smaller whales. Humans are the Orca's only natural enemy.
Sperm Whales are most popularly spotted in the Caribbean, but are also seen off the coast of North Carolina, among other places.
A magnificent whale photo taken during a whale watching Monterey cruise hosted by the Monterey Bay Inn.
Based on the information given above, what type of whale do you think this one is?
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