ACS/LA GRAY WHALE CENSUS AND BEHAVIOR PROJECT


As of 23 MAY 2015

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


Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2014)

Southbound ------------------- 1902
Northbound ------------------- 2135
Total ------------------------ 4037
Calves South ------------------- 50
Calves North ------------------ 315

Message from the observers: They came within a quarter of a mile from share just before we closed at 6 pm. They both released strong blows, and headed away from the kelp line as they started to cut across Santa Monica Bay.We watched a HUMPBACK WHALE as it was apparently feeding with hundreds of COMMON DOLPHIN and thousands of seabirds, two and a half miles offshore; they moved together westward, then turned and headed to the east. We tracked at least four FIN WHALES, including one pair, as they foraged in our viewing area.We also spotted OFFSHORE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN and COASTAL BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN.



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

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