2018/2019 Gray Whale Migration Update

Like last year, the Gray Whales have waited until the final week of January to be passing Orange County, CA in earnest but there is a steady stream. I have seen a lot more early northbound whales than I am used to this time of year.  Warming winters in Alaska are a likely reason that the migration is arriving so late as the Grays have less reason to leave early if its still warm in the Bering Strait.

We are having a lot of luck with Pacific White Sided dolphin this year as well and its a super unique species to be able to observe so regularly, I strongly advise anyone who has never seen that species before to come to the OC and get on a boat!

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