Monthly Archives:May 2018

Gray whales in the surf!

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It’s that time of year when the mother and baby gray whales (cow/calf pairs) leave the breeding lagoons and begin their 6000 mile trek north. It is an exciting time because they travel very close to the coast and are known to break from their migration and play in the surf line. Numerous pairs this past week have angled in and out on shows in less than 10’ of water – rolling, bubble blasting, and spyhopping. Good signs offshore of krill, red crab, and some anchovies moving in. Blue whales and humpback whales should be starting to appear with more regularity as we enter into May. Dolphins have included amazing pods of commons, bottlenose and white sides.