Captain Dave’s book Lily, A Gray Whale’s Odyssey is available for pre-order!
Natural history meets super-natural history in this true-life, scientifically accurate tale with a twist, written for children and adults. Visit our website TalesFromThePod.com to preview and order his new book.
Lily the Whale – Behind the Scenes
Sunday, March 6 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
During Dana Point Harbor’s Festival of Whales join Captain Dave, an award winning film maker, author, conservationist, and marine naturalist for a special reading of his new family book, Tales From The Pod: Lily The Whale.
To be released on the anniversary of Lily’s rescue, May 10th, and featuring stunning real-life photographs. ‘Tales from The Pod’ is the first of a new series of true natural history tales with a twist. Captain Dave will also be speaking about Lily the Gray Whale’s disentanglement in Dana Point Harbor with exclusive video, photos, and a question and answer session.
This is event is FREE!
Location: Dana Point Marina Inn
24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Captain Dave organized Orange County’s only whale disentanglement group two years ago and was hands-on with Lily’s disentanglement that made national headlines.
For more information please call Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari at (949) 488-2828 or email us.
If you miss Lily as much as we do check out Clean Oceans for Whales Facebook group
Please support the International Whale and Dolphin Fund!
Lily Update 5/14/2010
Sad news today. Lily passed away around 4 PM. OC Register report.
AP Update 5/13/2010
Lily has been spotted just outside the entrance of Dana Point Harbor. She appears very tired.
Captain Dave believes there are three possible explanations. She is either recuperating, looking for food, or is so weak that she is dying.
Whale Rescue Update 5/12/2010
The gray whale “Lily” is now free from more than 30 feet of line and gill nets and can continue on its migration.
Two of Sea World’s Rescue Team, along with our own Orange County Rescue Team (OCWRT) were very successful in cutting away the lines that ran from the whale’s mouth to its pectoral fins and on to its flukes. The whale was essentially ‘hog tied’ and couldn’t flex it’s tail.
Initially though to be a very old whale, Lily is actually young but extremely barnacles from being disabled in the warmer waters.