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Humpback Surprise

Author: Guest Writer/Monday, August 27, 2012/Categories: Uncategorized

A bit of a surprise from a humpback whale breaching near Port San Luis, California this month. The local news reported that the recent encounter is one of many in the region of California coastline and the harbor patrol is on high alert. One officer commented:

"Within the past week, we've actually had a couple of incidents where people have been knocked off of their kayaks, so we're just out there trying to keep people safe.”

Humpback Whale and kayaker at Port San Luis, California (credit: Samantha)

In Australia and New Zealand where whale populations have also rebounded in recent years, regulations forbid coming within 100m of the whales in boats and kayaks.

A good policy to keep both creatures safe.

WHB

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