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Monday, May 23, 2011

Gray Whale and her calf seen right off of Gualala

A mother Gray Whale and her calf were photographed by Richard Denniston from his vacation home, Serendipity, which overlooks the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean. Rick has shared some fabulous photos of whales with Sightings over the past several years from this vantage spot. Looking for a special place to rent? This is it!

 There had been numerous Gray Whale sightings until the winds began several days ago. Hundreds of whales could be passing by and we'd never know because of the white caps. Last week though, a Minke Whale was spotted swimming with two female Gray Whales and two calves for protection. They were, of course, migrating north. Lots of krill reported in the waters off of Point Arena, which means good feeding for our beloved cetaceans.


Frank Drouillard said...

Looks like they're having a whale of a time!

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Jeanne Jackson said...

Don't hold back, Frank! Did you notice the calf is spy hopping?