Low tide terrace exposing the steep slope (scarp) from recent storms. Cloudy skies and low marine fog layer. 14 North 0 south 8 Sightings 7.5 hrs Cloudy with limited visibility, rain and drizzle at times, but that did not stop the whales from migrating. One thin whale with sunken cervical neck area traveled through with … Continue reading Rain, Drizzle and Gray Whales
Month: February 2019
11 North Bound Gray Whales
Spyhopping Gray Whale to the right in this photo with Santa Catalina Island in the background. 11 North bound 0 South bound The full moon brought a spring high tide and a spyhopping gray whale in close to shore. A dolphin displayed tail lobbing behavior. Eight whale sightings included: 11 whales, 1 harbor seal, 1 … Continue reading 11 North Bound Gray Whales
Blue Skies Gray Whales
Looking south across the Santa Monica Bay at snowcapped Mt Baldy in the distance with giant coreopsis in near full bloom. 5 North Bound Gray Whales 0 South Bound The skies were bright blue with large white cumulus clouds moving south. The cold N NW wind was strong and gusty at 25 +mph, nearing 7 … Continue reading Blue Skies Gray Whales
Snow on Mt Badly!
February 6th, 2019 2 Northbound 3 South Bound 1 calf 3.5hrs After four days of heavy rain and low temperatures today's clear sky revealed SNOW covering the San Gabriels Mountain with a view of Mt Baldy seen across the Santa Monica Bay while tracking the 1st sighted south bound cow/calf pair of the season! In … Continue reading Snow on Mt Badly!
Muddy Debris Fills Surf with Storm Runoff
5 North bound 0 South bound 3.5hrs The rain came down heavy for 3.5 days causing mud slides along the Pacific Coast Highway. The rain also filled local creeks creating rivers of mud that swept debris from the Woosley fire burned hillsides. The debris flow coming from miles away ending at the ocean. The surf … Continue reading Muddy Debris Fills Surf with Storm Runoff