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• Kim Powell  // Kim Powell
Owner, Operator and Head Naturalist at Blue Water Ventures in Santa Cruz, California
www.bluewaterventures.org

22 Aug Posted by in • Kim Powell | Comments Off on Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

It started with an excited cry from Biology Teacher, Jane Orbuch “Kim, there’s a whale”. I had just led 14 San Lorenzo Valley High School students by kayak to the kelp beds edging a surf break known as Indicators in Santa Cruz. We were just about to begin a lesson in Kelp Forest Ecology. Slipping […]

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28 Mar Posted by in • Kim Powell | 2 comments

Monkey Business

Monkey Business

As a naturalist, I have learned a few tricks of the trade: Never look a monkey in the eye or set your passport down within their reach. Several years ago, my best friend from childhood HollyBeth and I headed off on an adventure to Bali. HollyBeth and I have been best friends for 4 decades. […]

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01 Mar Posted by in • Kim Powell | 1 comment

Manatee Memories

Manatee Memories

I have had the incredible honor to swim along side manatees for over 40 years. It began in the summer of 1969 when I saw my first manatee while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico near Clearwater, Florida. My father and I stood waist deep in water when something dark and large emerged next to […]

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09 Aug Posted by in • Kim Powell | 4 comments

Fifty-Something Daughter

Fifty-Something Daughter

As I saunter into middle-age fortified with tablets of calcium, fish oil, Osteo Bi-Flex and a statin for good measure, I have taken on life’s biggest challenge: caring for a new kid. She’s absolutely adorable, interesting, and charming yet stubborn. She loves to dress up in her finest attire and smear rouge across her cheeks. […]

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