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Marine biologist Giancarlo Thomae spotted these whales off Monterey Bay on August 24, 2015. (CBS)

Warmer Water Leads To More Whales Spotted Along Monterey Bay

One doesn’t have to travel too far out to sea these days to see a pod of humpback whales splashing about in front of you. This spectacle is becoming the new norm, right off the Monterey County coastline.

08/26/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.

03/19/2015

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

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Blue Whales Spotted In Droves Near Santa Cruz, Monterey

Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast.

07/05/2012

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

Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Pacifica (www.pacificasd.org)

Pacifica School Raises Money For Whale Watching Platform

A Pacifica elementary school that has a great view of the ocean is trying to put together enough materials and funds to build a platform where students can watch migrating whales.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/01/2011

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Pod Of Orcas Spotted Just Outside Golden Gate

A group of whale watchers spotted a pod of killer whales about 10 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/13/2011