15 Gray Whales, One Harbor Seal and “Belt of Venus” after Sunset

15 North Bound 0 South Bound 7.5 hrs Flat calm ocean with sparkles in sun line, wind 5-7mph, the horizon so sharp and clear the letters can be read on the cargo ships miles away. One Harbor Seal in surf today with a white identification patch, a site not seen everyday. The typical 12-15 coastal … Continue reading 15 Gray Whales, One Harbor Seal and “Belt of Venus” after Sunset

Breaching Gray Whale at Point Dume on a Pink and Yellow Hazy Day

9 North Bound 0 South Bound 6.75 hrs Hazy shades of pink and yellow from smog and marine layer today, seen across the Santa Monica Bay to Port Hueneme. The ocean was flat and calm with 1-3 mph wind. A visiting group of whale census counters from the American Cetacean Society- Los Angeles (ACS-LA) were … Continue reading Breaching Gray Whale at Point Dume on a Pink and Yellow Hazy Day

Four Gray Whales

3 North Bound 1 South Bound 4.5hrs Flat calm ocean, wind 3-5 mph 69 degrees first sighting one whale came in close to shore but traveled through quickly as all the boats in photos below passed Bird Rock. Second sighting was a pair further off shore and third sighting was a south bound whale documented … Continue reading Four Gray Whales

15 Gray Whales!!!

15 North Bound 0 South Bound 7 hours Partly cloudy, 64 degrees, high stratus layer and yellow hazy horizon. Flat, calm ocean. First sighting went through quickly without stopping. Several whales in later sightings were thin or underweight. A trio of thin whales were milling south side of Bird Rock when a sailboat traveling south … Continue reading 15 Gray Whales!!!

Injured Northern Right Whale Dolphin Stranded at Point Dume

1 North 0 South 1 (?) 4.25 hrs Fast response today from multiple LA County Lifeguards who were able to quickly get to the stranded, injured Northern Right Whale Dolphin (NRWD) and lift it carefully into the Lifeguard Truck, providing a faster way across the rocky sandy area to meet the the California Wildlife Center … Continue reading Injured Northern Right Whale Dolphin Stranded at Point Dume

Happy Valentines Day with Gray Whale Heart Shaped Blows

February 14th,2022 8 North 0 South 2.5 Hours Heart shaped gray whale blow spouts seen in abundance today for Valentines Day 2022. A trio of whales stopped close to shore 150 yards out, displaying several behaviors including: head lifts, sharking with tip of fluke gracing the waters surface, rolling, bubble blasts and footprints, one set … Continue reading Happy Valentines Day with Gray Whale Heart Shaped Blows

Super Bowl Sunday with a Super Pod of Gray Whales and a Super Pod of Common Dolphins

February 13th 2022 7 North Bound Gray Whales 0 South Bound 4 hours The LA Rams prepared to play the Cincinnati Bengals for the LVI Super Bowl at the new SoFi Stadium earlier today and WON !!!! While along the coast 1,000+ Common Dolphins stampeded across the Santa Monica Bay past Point Dume then out … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday with a Super Pod of Gray Whales and a Super Pod of Common Dolphins

No Whales at Sunset

0 North 0 South 0 EW Another warm day of Santa Ana winds, with a choppy ocean, and white caps near horizon. Lots of people on the beach walking and enjoying the warm 80 degree summery mid winter day, tourists seen swimming in brisk chilly 56-57 degree water. Local surfers in full wet suits try … Continue reading No Whales at Sunset

No Whales,Sea Pickles and One Harbor Seal Rescue

0 North Bound 0 South Bound 4 hrs Yesterday's strong winds and currents brought in todays pink clear jelly fish looking creatures known as "sea pickles". Clear gelatinous creatures are pyrosomes or colonial truncates made up of hundreds of tiny individual zooids that stick together creating a colony and float in the open ocean filtering … Continue reading No Whales,Sea Pickles and One Harbor Seal Rescue

Rocket Launch Seen Over Leo Carrillo State Park

Wednesday February 2,2022 0 North Bound 0 South Bound 1.25 hours Strong gusty offshore winds (25+mph) blowing sand, creating rough choppy seas, made spotting and tracking whales impossible today however, the team today at Vandenberg Space Force Base said the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket launch of a US national security spy satellite into obit was a … Continue reading Rocket Launch Seen Over Leo Carrillo State Park