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Video: Record Number Of Gray Whales Spotted In A Pod
This week a massive pod of gray whales was spotted off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes. The pod was captured on video and experts say it's the largest pod of gray whales that they've seen in 30 years.
Gray whales begin their southward migration from Alaska in the fall, and their numbers off the coast of Southern California are peaking right now, according to the Los Angeles Times. It's been a good year: so far 460 gray whales have been counted compared with 455 last year. Experts say next week will be an ideal time to go whale-watching.
But this week was one for the books. On Sunday afternoon just before the sunset, a pod with about 23 whales were spotted in a single pod.
"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have that many whales there," Alisa Schulman-Janiger, the director of American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles Chapter Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project, told the Times. She still remembers the day she saw a pod with about 11 to 16 whales in 1985.
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