The Triton

News

Whales active off California

ADVERTISEMENT

Winter continued to be an active time for whales off the California coast, so much so that NOAA recently posted the following as a Notice to Mariners:

Mariners are advised that groups of gray whales are traveling within 10 km of the coast from November to June as part of their annual migration. Mariners should keep a sharp lookout and exercise caution as approximately 19,000 animals migrate along the coast during this period. Humpback whales are also being seen in greater numbers than a month ago.


Killer whales, also known as orcas, have been seen off of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the past month. These are fairly rare visitors to the region and are in the area hunting marine mammals, including sea lions and dolphins.


Please report collisions with whales, any observed injured whales, or dead whales to NOAA at 877-SOS-WHALe (877-767-9425) or to the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16.


NOAA is asking for the public’s help in tracking whales. If you see whales, record the date and location, number of whales, species (if known) and a description of the animals, and e-mail to whales@noaa.gov.

Related Posts...
About 105,000 buyers, sellers and browsers visited the Fort Lauderdale Read more...
Crow’s Nest Yachts brokerage, based along San Diego’s Shelter Island, Read more...
Online registration for the 2018 Refit International Exhibition & Conference Read more...
Finnish foundry Tevo Lokomo Ltd. has joined forces with a Read more...
By Dorie Cox No matter how often immigration, cruising permit Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

By Carol Bareuther It felt like business as usual at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, hosted by the newly formed Virgin Islands Professional …

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Nearly 300 captains, crew and industry pros joined us last night for Triton Networking at chandlery Longbow Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Low …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Casino Royale, Man of Steel sell

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Casino Royale, Man of Steel sell

Yachts sold M/Y Casino Royale, a 163-foot (49.7m) Christensen built in 2008, sold by Northrop & Johnson brokers Joe Foggia, acting …

Sell the anchor, barter for a kayak, buy a drone with Yachting Trader app

Sell the anchor, barter for a kayak, buy a drone with Yachting Trader app

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ken Maff and his wife, Chief Stew Heidi Romero, have managed thousands of pounds of stuff during their careers on …

Featured Listings