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Humpback whale breaches, giving Dana Wharf Whale Watching boat passengers a show. Photo: Shane Keena Photography/Dana Wharf Whale Watching
Humpback whale breaches, giving Dana Wharf Whale Watching boat passengers a show. Photo: Shane Keena Photography/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point Times

The boats out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing &Whale Watching got a unique surprise on July 6. Instead of spotting blue and fin whales, who normally inhabit the waters outside the harbor, a humpback whale breached out of the water several times, allowing passengers to catch a glimpse of almost its entire body.

“It’s very rare for us,” Dana Wharf Sporfishing & Whale Watching general manager Donna Kalez said of the sighting. “We’ve never seen a (humpback) whale where you can see his eyes and everything.”

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