ACS/LA GRAY WHALE CENSUS AND BEHAVIOR PROJECT


As of 23 MAY 2014

Southbound Today ---------------- 0
Northbound Today ---------------- 2
Total Whales Today -------------- 2
Southbound Calves Today --------- 0
Northbound Calves Today --------- 1


Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2013)

Southbound ------------------- 1214
Northbound ------------------- 1741
Total ------------------------ 2955
Calves South ------------------- 14
Calves North ------------------ 286

Message from the observers: MORE BONUS GRAYS! Our final northbound cow/calf pair for this season came through our area with a very low profile, about 1/4 mile from shore. The calf stayed on its mom's right side, closer to shore. We also spotted COMMON DOLPHIN and BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN. Today completes our 2013-2014 ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project at Pt. Vicente. We set a new record for northbound calves: 286! This was our third hightest southbound count, and our seventh highest northbound count.

Thank you so much to the 100+ dedicated volunteers who helped make this project possible. See you back at the Point on December 1! (Alisa Schulman-Janiger)



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

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