Spotters have reported record numbers early in the whale-watching season, delighting tourists, boaters and divers.
Gray whales cruise through Southern California waters every winter, but this month the migratory giants have shown up so early and in such numbers that they are astounding many longtime observers.
Whale spotters stationed at Point Vicente in Rancho Palos Verdes have logged a record 163 sightings so far this December, more than they have seen at this point in 28 years. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-gray-whales-20111228,0,3865407.story
Article courtesy of The Los Angeles Times by Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times