As of 25 May 2017

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

Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2016)

Southbound ------------------- 1256
Northbound ------------------- 1990
Total ------------------------ 3246
Calves South ------------------- 68
Calves North ------------------ 207

Message from observers: Although we did not spot any GRAY WHALES today (under outstanding viewing conditions), we did watch four groups of COMMON DOLPHIN within a mile of shore; some were side breaching as they were chasing fish. This is our eighth straight day with no gray whale sightings, capping our terrific 34th consecutive full season ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project. We ended this season with our fourth highest southbound gray whale count, second highest southbound gray whale calf count, eighth highest northbound gray whale count, and sixth highest northbound gray whale calf count: an excellent season - thanks to our hundred plus dedicated volunteers! We'll be back on the Point Vicente Interpretive Center patio on 1 December, to kick off our 35th season!

For more information please contact the Census director, Alisa Schulman-Janiger (email:

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