September 17th, 2022 A big Thank You to LA County Lifeguard Carter Baldwin for spotting what turned out to be a humpback whale migrating past Point Dume today! This humpback traveled through, much the way the gray whales migrate near shore, coming in close, passing the point and then heading out to deeper waters at … Continue reading Juvenile Humpback Whale Breaches Near Shore in Malibu
World Wildlife Day and 7 Gray Whales Point Dume
7 North Bound 0 South Bound 6 hrs Busy action packed day as migrating gray whales navigated through the hectic weekend water activities. A yellow smog haze of air pollution hugged the horizon from all vantage points. The ocean was calm with great visibility and low to no wind. A warm sunny 70 degrees felt … Continue reading World Wildlife Day and 7 Gray Whales Point Dume
Three Species of Cetacea Mysticeti Seen off Point Dume Including: Gray, Fin and Humpback Whales!
9 North Bound 0 South Bound 8.25 hrs Busy day with three different species of Cetacea Mysticeti also known as baleen whales, including, one fin whale, nine gray whales and a pair of humpback whales. The fin whale was seen early in the morning half a mile or more off shore followed by a pair … Continue reading Three Species of Cetacea Mysticeti Seen off Point Dume Including: Gray, Fin and Humpback 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!!!
Gray Whale Gathering in Gusty Winds
10 North Bound 0 South Bound 4.75 Hrs Stratocumulus Clouds over the Santa Monic Bay, Giant Coreopsis in full bloom.New stairs to Big Dume Cove closed due to storm erosion In December. Views of LA Skyline at the horizon.Big Dume Cove Partly sunny and 54 degrees; stratocumulus clouds for miles. Sustained wind of 18-22 mph … Continue reading Gray Whale Gathering in Gusty Winds