ACS/LA GRAY WHALE CENSUS AND BEHAVIOR PROJECT


As of 19 APR 2015

Southbound Today ---------------- 0
Northbound Today ---------------- 4
Total Whales Today -------------- 4
Southbound Calves Today --------- 0
Northbound Calves Today --------- 2


Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2014)

Southbound ------------------- 1901
Northbound ------------------- 1563
Total ------------------------ 3464
Calves South ------------------- 50
Calves North ------------------- 53

Message from the observers: Our first GRAY WHALE cow/calf pair was initially accompanied by a CA sea lion. They were quite active, milling in the kelp right down in front of us for about forty-five minutes. Both mom and calf raised their heads high above the water. The calf was "kelping" - surfacing with kelp draped over its back and head. This calf also did a bubble blast and rolled on its side. Our second cow/calf pair was very stealthy - quite difficult to see, although less than a mile offshore. We did not spot them until a whale watch boat got on them. FIN WHALES passed through our viewing area several times. 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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