SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the DP Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.
By Lillian Boyd, Dana Point Times
A cow-calf gray whale pair was seen near Dana Point Harbor on Friday, Jan. 11 by Captain Frank Brennan, with Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. It was the first calf sighting in Dana Point for the New Year.
The calf was estimated to be about 15 feet long, according to the Gray Whale Census at Point Vicente. It’s believed that the calf was a week to two weeks old, as indicated by how the calf is swimming and taking breaths.
Gray Whale season began in November and continues through March and April, as they make their long migration down to the bays and lagoons in Baja California.—Lillian Boyd