ACS/LA GRAY WHALE CENSUS AND BEHAVIOR PROJECT


As of 28 MAR 2015

Southbound Today ---------------- 0
Northbound Today ---------------- 4
Total Whales Today -------------- 4
Southbound Calves Today --------- 0
Northbound Calves Today --------- 1


Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2014)

Southbound ------------------- 1890
Northbound ------------------- 1395
Total ------------------------ 3285
Calves South ------------------- 50
Calves North ------------------- 15

Message from the observers: A slow day today. Our first whale was a single that had some orca rake marks on its flukes. Then came a cow/calf that hurried right along toward the cove that is just north of us. Our last whale was a large whale. We saw FIN WHALES on a number of different occasions; one came in to less that a half mile offshore. One fin whale lifted its head out of the water (not really a lunge) that fin whale was just under a mile offshore. COMMON DOLPHIN, BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN and PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN were also seen today. While we were waiting for gray whales, we watched a large sea lion wrestle with a very big fish. The sea lion slapped it around for about fifteen minutes. The gulls were all around looking to steal the fish.



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

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