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Humpback Whales

Kayakers Karen Hatch and Giancarlo Thomae encountered a humpback whale in Monterey Bay. (Giancarlo Thomae, Sanctuary Cruises)

Kayakers On Monterey Bay Encounter Massive Humpback Whales

A pod of 80,000 pound humpback whales got up close and personal with a group of kayakers on Monterey Bay last week.

08/26/2013

The video shows a female surfer just beyond the wide-open mouths of two humpback whales feeding on anchovies in Santa Cruz.

Humpback Whales Come Dangerously Close To People At Santa Cruz Shore

As many as 11 humpback whales have been feeding unusually close to the Santa Cruz shoreline, and there’s concern that interested boaters, kayakers and surfers are getting too close.

11/02/2011