We are blessed in paddling in one of the richest and most diverse marine environments in the world. Opportunities to see marine wildlife abound. I am continually astounded by how easy it is to see most of these animals; no need for a packaged adventure tour at $300/day; just hop in your kayak and paddle with your eyes open.
The more one learns about marine wildlife, the more one sees and the greater the pleasure in paddling. These pages are intended to help you recognize some different species and learn more about their distribution, behavior, and conservation needs. These links take you to the largest and most conspicuous wildlife that share our environment: marine mammals and birds.