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Warming water drawing whales closer to shore

HAMPTON — Rising water temperatures have drawn whales closer to shore this year, experts say. Several humpback whales, and some minke whales, have been seen close to shore, a paddelboarder caught on ... read more

SEVEN grey whales wash up dead on San Francisco beaches in just over a month

Warming ocean ... average numbers of grey whales along the coast, many spotted as close to shore as the San Francisco's Golden Bridge. Scientists think the whales are foraging for food due to a ... read more

Why are gray whales dying in the San Francisco Bay?

They could be lost, curious, and if it’s a mom with a calf, she could be moving close to the shore to protect her baby from orcas or sharks. But this year, Kenner observed at least two whales using .. ... read more

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Killer Whales Draw California Crowds Out to Sea

A series of incredible whale sightings this week in southern California — remarkably close to shore — is delighting researchers ... "What we think happened was that it was too warm for the schooling ... read more


Whales Spotted Swimming And Playing In Water Off Jones Beach

There were three whales, which officials believe were pilot whales, swimming about 1,000 yards off shore, Newsday reported ... including the warm water, cleaner ocean waters and larger numbers of fish ... read more

2 whales in shallow water near Seal Beach have moved along, lifeguards say

The two gray whales came and hung ... after spending time in the warm waters of Mexico. It’s not unusual for gray whales to come close to shore in shallow waters, especially during their northbound ... read more

The whales are coming

when the whales are migrating south to warm-water calving grounds. The whales also venture closer to shore in spring, making their 12-foot-tall spouts easier to spot. They hang closer to shore in ... read more

Churchill River Beluga Whales

After the ice breaks and the waters warm ... of seeing the whales up close. It’s also likely you’ll hear them sing. There are multiple ways to see belugas in Churchill. Since there are so many, you ... read more

Whale sightings are plentiful during peak season off Jersey Shore

There were plenty of whale watching opportunities off the Jersey Shore on a chilly fall weekend. WATCH: Whale frolics at the Jersey Shore A local photographer captured a humpback whale sailing close ... read more

California Dungeness Crab Fishery to Close 3 Months Early to Protect Whales

The warm water caused krill, the whales' preferred food, to move closer to shore, while also driving a concentration of crab in Morro and Monterey bays, spots that tend to be less popular for crabbers ... read more

Whales are dying along East Coast—and scientists are racing to understand why

But during a telephone conference shortly after the April 2017 announcement, questions outnumbered answers: Were there more whales traveling in shipping channels or more vessels? Was changing water ... read more

Annual whale migration has begun along the Oregon Coast

when the whales are migrating south to warm-water calving grounds. The whales also venture closer to shore in spring, making their 12-foot-tall spouts easier to spot. The whales often hang closer to ... read more



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