Posts Tagged ‘porpoise’

The Best San Francisco Jumping Dolphin Photo of 2013 (So Far) – Completely Out of the Water – Via David Cruz

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

At Ocean Beach.

Wow:

Via Nature’s Lantern – click to expand

The Happy, Jumping Dolphins of the Bay Area – Best San Francisco Porpoise Photo You’ll Ever See

Monday, November 19th, 2012

[Oops, dolphin not porpoise, corrected, thx.]

Yowzer.

San Francisco photographer David Cruz does it again.

Dancing in the waters of Fort Funston:

Click to expand

Yowzer

Dolphin Roundup 2011: The Best San Francisco County Dolphin Sightings of the Year, Plus Babies From Years Past

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

I’ll tell you, I was shocked when I found out that you could see dolphins while just walking about San Francisco.

Like this, from Lands End, from a while back:

Now I personally didn’t take any new shots this year, but here’s a roundup of the best shots from 2011 so far:

From Fort Winfield Scott, The Presidio – jump jump!

From Ft. Winfield Scott – jumping the other way

From the Golden Gate Bridge – see the shadow? 

From the Golden Gate Bridge – bottlenoses

From the Golden Gate Bridge – at 200mm

From a boat – Pacific white-sided

From a boat – northern white whale dolphins

From a boat near the Farallones – Risso’s

Castro Street Fair – tattoo category (Uh, law school called – they want their diploma back)

That was 2011, now here’s yesteryear:

From Fort Funston. (Now, why did we name an entire fort after that Filipino Killing Cracker?) Anyway, here’s the view, sometimes:

Same angle:

As promised, baby dolphins, avec maman:

And here they are swimming south, off to sample the yummy seafood in the waters off San Mateo County:

Swimming past the PG&E Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge:

Via David Yu. Click to expand

And, this is cheating somewhat, a military dolphin near AT&T Park:

Keep a lookout for dolphins!

You Call That a Stinson Beach Shark Sighting, Marin IJ? Now THIS is a Stinson Beach Shark Sighting

Monday, June 20th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh, here we go, now that’s a shark. And follow this link from Fred Sharples to see video of what all the fuss is over.)

Well that’s it, no more surfing at Stinson Beach this week due to the recent sighting of a 8-10 foot great white shark.

All right.

But THIS is a far better Stinson Beach shark sighting, one from 2008, don’t you think? Compare the size of the birds with the size of the fish:

Via Fear Beneath

Now, speaking of sharks, this one isn’t, I don’t think:

(Nice shot, though.)

Anywho, didn’t realize that the spotting of a three-yard fishy could shut down a Marin County beach for a week.

Click to expand – via Muhawi001

News to me…

Heavy Dolphin Traffic Under the Golden Gate Bridge – Another Photo from David Yu

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Or, make that light dolphin traffic. Pretty cool either way.

Swimming past the PG&E Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge:

Via David Yu. Click to expand

Now, here’s one swimming west in the opposite lane, from back in the day from Lands End:

Yes, this critter has a mottled appearance. That’s the way they is sometimes.

But you stand a better chance of seeing dolphins and porpoiseses from the west si-iiide of town, from Ocean Beach and Fort Funston. See?

(Now, why did we name an entire fort after that Filipino Killing Cracker?) Anyway, here’s the view, sometimes:

While Dad’s off having sex with other dolphins, Mom sticks around to raise the kids.

That’s your San Francisco Cetacean Traffic Update. Keep a look-out. Send in your great shots!

Military Dolphins and Sea Lions Star at “Golden Guardian 2010″ Terrorism Drill

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Golden Guardian 2010” – it’s on!

Golden Guardian 2010 will be the sixth Full Scale Exercise (FSE) in the Governor’s Golden Guardian Exercise Series since 2004. The theme of Golden Guardian 2010 is terrorist attacks in multiple ports throughout California. The FSE will be aligned with the National Level Exercise, NLE10 (Improvised Nuclear Device in FEMA Region IX), and will take place over several days in May 2010.”

O.K. then. Joe Eskenazi has a full report with video.

A military dolphin today near AT&T Park:

On the job:

OMG, call Cute Overload. These critters salute when they’re not finding terrorists ‘n stuff:

Here’s a much better photo of a well-trained animal. Hard at work or hardly working? A military dolphin as seen in the Gulf:

Brien Aho / U.S. Navy

Never seen anything like this before…

The Happy Baby Dolphins of Ocean Beach Wish You a Great 2010

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Pretty sure these critters are dolphins and not porpoises. Anyway, sometimes you can see dolphins having fun from San Francisco.

Click to expand:

The view from Fort Funston:

As promised, baby dolphins, avec maman:

And here they are swimming south, off to sample the yummy seafood in the waters off San Mateo County:

Have a great 2010!