One Thousand Whales in One Year (Yes, 1000 in 1 Year!)

Welcome to the One Thousand Whales in One Year Website. 

Early last year, four strangers met on a whale-watching voyage near San Diego. A few months and many whales later, we had become friends. We conceived the idea of turning Scotty's tattered daily whale notebook into a real book - the story of our quest to find 1000 whales in 1 year. 

It's now 2014. We found the whales. We wrote the book. This website reveals some of its contents. You can look at pictures of whales, view some videos, read a few pages of our book on finding whales, and order your own book

If you just want to see the whale-counting statistics, here they are:

WHALE COUNTS Trips Gray Blue Fin Humpback Minke Total None Comments
 January 24  129 0 0 0 0 129 2 
 February 30 107  0 0 8 0 115 5 
 March 32 145 0 11 12 6 174 1 
 April 23 17 11 12 3 9 52 2 
 May 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 We took no trips
 June 6 0 6 0 1 0 7 3 Low number of trips
 July 10 0 10 5 1 0 16 2 Low number of trips
 August 24 0 10 3 0 2 15 10 Most "no whale" days
 September 28 1 186 13 2 1 203 0 
 October 28 0 208 19 4 6 237 2 Most whales
 November 20 0 35 6 1 1 43 8 
 December 41 168 3 5 0 0 176 4Most grays 
 TOTALS 266 567 469 74 32 25 1167 39 

We averaged 4.4 whales per trip, and had an 85% success rate in finding big whales when we went out looking for them.


Would you like to buy a book?  You have several choices. 

1. Contact us here: info@1kin1yr.com

2. Take a trip on the Hornblower whale watching boat in San Diego Harbor, and buy our book from them with their special cover: 

3. If you have an Apple computer, we have a video-enhanced version of 1000 Whales that is now available for iPad and iMacs.

4. Or see us on the water:



which is where we will be on a typical day off the coast of San Diego: