Whale show returns to bay: Moss Landing site of latest feeding event

I wish I could have seen that show those whales put on! I am working off of Africa at the moment. I have seen a lot of whales (also dolphins) around, but never this close to the ship. I would love it if they came closer. We are not able to move out of our position to see them better.

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By Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted:   07/18/2014 08:34:37 AM PDT0 Comments
Updated:   07/18/2014 08:36:12 AM PDT
Three humpback whales lunge-feed near Moss Landing State Beach on July 16. Humpbacks have been congregating near the mouth of Moss Landing Harbor to feast
Three humpback whales lunge-feed near Moss Landing State Beach on July 16. Humpbacks have been congregating near the mouth of Moss Landing Harbor to feast on anchovies, a replay of spectacular feeding events that occurred in Santa Cruz in 2012 and in Capitola last year. (Mike Sack — Sanctuary Cruises)

MOSS LANDING – It’s one thing to see humpback whales feeding and frolicking just offshore. It’s quite another when they’re so close you can smell their breath.

That’s what’s happening in Moss Landing this week, as a pod of about 15 of the once-endangered creatures have settled in for an anchovy feast within a quarter-mile of shore. One of the majestic whales was even photographed venturing into the mouth of the Moss Landing Harbor.

“We were with a whale that’s…

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