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Goodbye! Whale in Marina Del Rey Heads North

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That whale that drew hundreds to Marina Del Rey left Friday, presumably headed to its summer home in Alaska. Accompanied by about 50 bottlenose dolphins, the young 25-foot gray whale headed out of the marina's shallow waters after spending three weeks there. The whale had become quite a spectacle for people, even some paddled out to touch it, which is against the law. LAist posted a video and photos of the whale earlier this month.