The Gray Whales Celebrate 3.14 Pi Day 2018


Today is 3.14 also known as Pi Day!

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

The whales showed up in celebration with  the seasons highest count!  30 whales counted in pulses that lasted all day bringing the total count with reliable eye witnesses to 101 whales! My personal count was 38 which started with a group of 5 with another 3 joining in leaving 8 whales in view in a space of 150 yards! It was hectic and challenging to keep track of all the sightings as the whales joined and moved on over the course of 4 hours. Early in the morning 25 whales were spotted before 9am and then another 30 spotted in the next two hours with whale watchers all over the viewing area in awe! Off duty Lifeguards came to see, watch and count too! The entire viewing area was a standstill, no one wanting to move until the whales moved on! Jaw dropping endless spyhops, back floating, pectoral fins up and flukes out of the water it was like whale soup. The day ended with the clouds rolling in from the north blocking the sunset.

38 Northbound Whales 0 Southbound Whales 7 hours



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