ACS/LA GRAY WHALE CENSUS AND BEHAVIOR PROJECT


As of 28 JAN 2015

Southbound Today --------------- 36
Northbound Today ---------------- 0
Total Whales Today ------------- 36
Southbound Calves Today --------- 1
Northbound Calves Today --------- 0


Season to Date (since 1 Dec 2014)

Southbound ------------------- 1095
Northbound --------------------- 20
Total ------------------------ 1115
Calves South ------------------- 41
Calves North -------------------- 0

Message from the observers: A single GRAY WHALE BREACHED TWICE; it also milled and rolled on its side. One whale in a GRAY WHALE pair BREACHED. Another whale did a tail slap. Another GRAY WHALE pair was escorted by PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN and breaching COMMON DOLPHIN. GRAY WHALES milled on four of twenty-two sightings. One whale kept a very low profile; we tracked it by its prints. A FIN WHALE foraged about six miles offshore; we had to use a spotting scope to confirm its species identification. We also spotted BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN. We have now passed all but three of our prior southbound season counts, putting us at the fourth highest southbound migration. With continued high southbound counts (and good weather), we could very well set a new 32 season record high southbound gray whale migration.



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

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