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Runners get off to a quick start at the Grunion Run 5K/10K race Sunday at Doheny State Beach. Photo: Jim Shilander
Runners get off to a quick start at the Grunion Run 5K/10K race Sunday at Doheny State Beach. Photo: Jim Shilander

By Andrea Swayne

The 44th annual Dana Point Festival of Whales for 2015 concluded Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, with many of the festival’s traditional events, such as the Whale of a Concert and BBQ and the Clam Chowder Cook-off. Weekend two also ushered in the addition of the inaugural PhinFest Dolphin & Whale Film Festival. This year’s Chowder Cook-off champion was Max Fisher, owner ofShwack Beach Grill, Sunday’s concert at Baby Beach brought out hundreds and PhinFest brought world-renown cetacean scientists, filmmakers and policy-makers.

Hundreds gathered Sunday at Baby Beach for the Whale of a Concert and BBQ. Photo: Lauralyn Loynes
Hundreds gathered Sunday at Baby Beach for the Whale of a Concert and BBQ. Photo: Lauralyn Loynes

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