Friday, 6 January 2012

Orcas Harass Gray Whale off Nearby PV Peninsula

Spotters for the ACS-LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project saw five orcas harass and chase a gray whale about a half-mile off the nearby Palos Verdes Peninsula on Wednesday. The ACS-LA volunteers watched the action from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center while others observed from nearby boats, including the Redondo Beach-based Voyager. Alisa Schulman-Janiger, who runs the project, told Pete Thomas Outdoors that one adult and four younger killer whales were involved in the confrontation. In a message to a Patch reporter, she said that spotters had been tracking the gray whale for some time when the orcas appeared. "They were approaching each other at 'normal' speed, on a course that looked like they would

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