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Humpback Whale Watching in Virginia Beach


Dear tDiary,

Virginia is for Lovers, and I love humpback whales! We went to see the humpback whales and dolphins today on a school trip for President’s Day. It was cold—too astro cold even for Jackie to surf—but I didn’t mind because we saw humpback whales jump high in the sky and then flop SPLASH into the ocean. Most astro thing I’d ever seen in the Atlantic since Drake did a 360 on a WaveRunner last summer.

Dolphins followed our boat from the dock out to the ocean and back. They looked like they were having the most fun of anyone. One dolphin looked right at me as if it wanted to tell me something. I wonder if we will ever understand their beeps, chirps, and squeals enough to carry on a conversation.

Three times the humpback whales made bubble nets to catch fish. The dude leading the trip—Captain Reed—told us that the humpbacks work as a team to surround the fish and then gobble them up. He said it’s important for the whales to eat tons now because they don’t eat other months when they give birth and mate.

I don’t know how the whales go without food for so long, especially since they are so big. I can go maybe a day without eating, but then I feel dizzy like I’ve been practicing ballet spins too long.

The humpback whales came close enough to our boat that I looked one in the eye. It didn’t seem dangerous or angry.

The whale seemed to say with its gaze, “Hello, welcome to my world.”

I wonder what it would be like to spend the winter with the humpback whales in their ocean world. Do their calves go to school? How do they learn to eat in a team and jump out of the water?

I feel sad whenever a whale, dolphin, or sea turtle washes up onto the beach. Some say it happens when the Navy experiments with sonar. Dad doubts that, but maybe he can’t talk about what he really knows because he’s a SEAL squad commander.

Alien Healing of Whales and Dolphins

Last summer, the Gallions—good aliens from Vitchera—told Dad that they were going to play some of their original music for our Earth whales and dolphins to help sooth injuries from sonar experiments.  Hopefully the healing worked. 

Maybe the Gallions can teach us how they use sensitive vibrations without harming other creatures. Perhaps alien Princess LeSom, my galfriend, could download into my tMuz the music the Gallions played to heal the whales and dolphins. Then we could experiment to see if the music helps humans, bats, or even dogs. We should help each other—animals and humans—because we share the same real estate.

Even though it’s too cold to swim or build sandcastles, the winter at Virginia Beach turns funtastic when the humpback whales come to town.

That’s my blog, and I’m sticking with it.

Aria Vanir, Earth Ambassador to the Gallions

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Aria Vanir is the psychic tween protagonist in Jean Neff Guthrie’s young adult novel, “Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen, which hit Amazon #1 Best Seller in February 2016. Visit for novel highlights and purchase. Click here for VIP Access to Aria, which includes two free chapters, character map, promotions, news, fun facts, and more.

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