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Gray Whale Migration along the San Diego coast
Saturday, 03/26/2011
Wow- I finally made it out for a cruise!

This was only my 4th cruise this season--- wow, I know!   It turned out to be a beautiful day and successful in sighting whales.  Since it's toward the end of the season, the boat was not sold out- so I was able to spend some quality time with the passengers.  I met some college students from Germany, France & Switzerland.  And a family visiting from England.  I spoke with alot of kids- eager to see a whale for the first time.... and VOILA!

We came upon 3 Adult Gray whales.  They were very cooperative- coming close to the boat and letting us "watch" their party, um I mean, mating.   As Kim (the other volunteer on board) called it, they "Pec'd". (In other words, they showed us their pectoral fins as they turned and rolled - which is commonly part of the mating behavior).  

I think I'll make it out one more time (as a passenger) when Heather visits a week from today!  


Posted by Leslie at 7:03 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 03/26/2011 7:31 PM PDT

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