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Gray Whale Migration along the San Diego coast
Saturday, 01/15/2011
Whales- Oh my! (Jan 15, 2011)
Mood:  happy

My first "official" cruise was a HUGE success!  I picked a picture perfect San Diego winter day to be on the ocean- in search of the Grays! 

The MORNING cruise resulted in 5 Adult gray whales and ~100 Common Dolphins.  The AFTERNOON cruise...  with a sold out boat (+300 passengers) and only 2 volunteers (!)- even with all the talking with the kids and adults  I managed to enjoy the sunshine.  Oh- and the whales --- ALOT of them!  10 in total.   At one point there were 6 traveling together- showing their flukes over and over again.  What a show they put on for us.  

Toward the end of the cruise a passenger asked me about the dolphins ---and no sooner did I say 'it's not too late' that the dolphins were swimming toward us!  About 200 Common dolphins joined us; riding the bow of the boat - which resulted in many smiles on the boat.  

Posted by Leslie at 6:42 PM PST
Updated: Monday, 01/24/2011 8:42 PM PST

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