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Wed Aug 6, 2014, 02:42 PM

Rush of humpback whales appear in Monterey Bay

Raw video: Humpback whales feast on record numberů:


More than a dozen humpback whales have camped out near the shore in Monterey Bay, San Francisco, drawing large crowds to the area.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/rush-of-humpback-whales-appear-in-monterey-bay/

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I haven't seen whales down in Southern California, but the anchovies are definitely here. I've been seeing tons of pelicans dive - bombing the surf for anchovies.







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SunSeeker Aug 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2014 #1
rock Aug 2014 #2
pinto Aug 2014 #3
SunSeeker Aug 2014 #6
dhill926 Aug 2014 #4
Iwillnevergiveup Aug 2014 #5
petronius Aug 2014 #7

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 02:52 PM

1. What a wonderful video!

I wish I lived close enough to go see this spectacle.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 03:40 PM

2. What's that you say, Limbaugh has adopted a new title?

So he no longer calls himself Rush of Minnows Dicks, eh?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 03:57 PM

3. Great video, thanks for posting. Have you ever seen seagulls "herd" anchovy?

At least that's what it looks like. A flock will fly in a tight circle around and around a school of anchovies. Take repeated dives for a scoop and get back into the herding. Quite a show.

For a while I lived on a coastal hillside, so I had a good vantage point to watch the gulls and see the anchovies churning up the water.

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Response to pinto (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 02:32 AM

6. Wow, no I haven't. I didn't realize seagulls were such organized predators.

The ones at my beach seem to just be scavengers...with a particular affinity for anything in a wrapper. I've lost a few burritos to them, LOL.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 04:08 PM

4. there were a lot of Humpbacks and Grays in the

Channel Islands this summer...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 04:51 PM

5. Really gives one pause

and hope they'll be around for a very long time. Beautiful creatures - thanks for posting.

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Thu Aug 7, 2014, 03:27 AM

7. Here near Morro Bay I've seen groups of them the last two

times I was at the beach - saw a pretty vigorous tail-slapping session today, but of course I hadn't brought binoculars. Fun to watch though, even from a distance...

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