ACS/LA GRAY WHALE CENSUS AND BEHAVIOR PROJECT


As of 21 Feb 2017

Southbound Today --------------- 12
Northbound Today ---------------- 3
Total Whales Today ------------- 15
Southbound Calves Today --------- 1
Northbound Calves Today --------- 0


Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2016)

Southbound ------------------- 1114
Northbound --------------------- 58
Total ------------------------ 1172
Calves South ------------------- 67
Calves North -------------------- 0

Message from observers: The calf was in a pod of four whales that stayed about a half mile offshore. A pair of whales rolled and milled; we watched them for about two and a half hours. Two stealthy sightings kept very low profiles. Gray whales in five of nine sightings fluked. We tracked a HUMPBACK WHALE about two and a half miles offshore, toward the Redondo Canyon. We also spotted COMMON DOLPHIN, BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN, and PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN.



For more information please contact the Census director, Alisa Schulman-Janiger (email: janiger@cox.net)

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