“Ms. Blue” Whale at Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Ms. Blue Whale Skeleton

Ms. Blue Side View

Ms. Blue View from Tail

Sunflower Stars in Aquarium Inside

Sunflower Stars in Aquarium Inside

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz is a really interesting place to visit.   The facility has working labs with behind-the-scene tours, and a separate building for the public displays.  “Ms. Blue” is the skeleton of a blue whale that washed ashore near the lab in 1979.  Blue whales feed in the waters off the California coast in summer.  They are the largest animal to ever live on Earth, and their underwater songs can travel thousands of miles across the ocean.  Ms. Blue was recently named one of the top 10 family roadside attractions in America:  http://www.familyvacationcritic.com/10-best-roadside-attractions-with-kid-friendly-appeal/art/

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to “Ms. Blue” Whale at Seymour Marine Discovery Center

  1. zannyro says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I had no idea!

  2. Pam says:

    It’s a very interesting place, and is just a couple of blocks from Natural Bridges State Beach (see other post).

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