LOS ANGELES—Experts say rare sightings of killer whales off Southern California are apparently the same two family groups seen traveling the coastline in recent weeks.
Point Vicente Interpretive Center observers cataloging the surge of migrating gray whales saw 10 killer whales off the Palos Verdes Peninsula on Sunday and Monday.
On Tuesday, the whale-watching vessel Dana Pride spotted seven to 10 of the orcas off the Orange County coast.
California Killer Whale Project chief Alisa Schulman-Janiger tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/wq1xmX) that the orcas are believed to be part of a transient population of killer whales usually seen around Monterey Bay.
In recent weeks, she says the same killer whales have been seen off the coast of Ventura