As of 17 Jan 2017

Southbound Today --------------- 17
Northbound Today ---------------- 0
Total Whales Today ------------- 17
Southbound Calves Today --------- 1
Northbound Calves Today --------- 0

Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2016)

Southbound -------------------- 405
Northbound ---------------------- 6
Total ------------------------- 411
Calves South ------------------- 30 (Should have been reported as 2 calves the day before)
Calves North -------------------- 0

Message from the observers: GRAY WHALES in three of eleven sightings were swimming with dolphin. A trio of grays rolled around and showed their heads, pectoral flippers and flukes, and did tail throws. They lifted their heads high when they swam on their backs, and they interacted with COMMON DOLPHIN for over twenty minutes. We found another whale when it breached five times. Our cow/calf pair interacted with sea lions. We also spotted COMMON DOLPHIN, BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN, and PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN.

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