Whale season is on

Gray whale from fileCybele's off-shore report at Metroblogging L.A. says that 20 gray whales have been spotted traveling south across Santa Monica Bay this week, one has been poking its head up at the Redondo Beach pier, and "Immense pods of Common Dolphins are also being spotted offshore, feeding on the abundant bait fish (probably anchovies)." She says that "a huge number of whales" were spotted yesterday passing Big Sur and should get here in 4-6 days.

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