This just in….
Whale watching season is in full swing as California gray whales migrate down to Baja California to birth their young in warmer waters. But to our surprise, it seems that a pod of Orcas (aka Shamus) are in town for the holidays.
On a recent Hornblower whale watching tour, San Diego Natural History Museum Whaler, Karen Marshall, shares what she saw:
“Captain Bill went out to the 9 mile bank and just after we got across from the Coronado Islands we saw several Orca whales swimming out in front of helm. As we saw two off in the bow of the boat, Captain Bill spotted several others off the starboard side, a bit farther off from the boat. At the same time several passengers spotted several more whales off on the port side of the boat. Captain Bill stayed with the several whales that were off the front of the boat allowing them to get used to the sounds of the boat. These whales just hung out for a while snorkeling around.”