As of 5 FEB 2016

Southbound Today --------------- 35
Northbound Today ---------------- 7
Total Whales Today ------------- 42
Southbound Calves Today --------- 0
Northbound Calves Today --------- 0

Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2015)

Southbound ------------------- 1117
Northbound --------------------- 47
Total ------------------------ 1164
Calves South ------------------- 31
Calves North -------------------- 0

Message from the observers: A HUMPBACK WHALE, and a few FIN WHALES! GRAY WHALES in two sightings breached; one way offshore. Whales in one sighting rolled around, displaying a pectoral flipper. Several times we had multiple sightings visible, including intense socializing: whales milling, changing travel direction, joining with other whales (some that were going the opposite direction), splitting up from some associates and joining with others, then splitting again. Gray whales in fourteen of twenty-eight sightings fluked. We also spotted a HUMPBACK WHALE, a few FIN WHALES, COMMON DOLPHIN, PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN, and both coastal and offshore BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN. A small 2.7 earthquake very close to us shook us up this morning.

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