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Posted by Merry on September 18, 2010 at 18:56:11:

In Reply to: More Blue Whales off Redondo Beach posted by Max Bottomtime on September 18, 2010 at 16:00:32:

In a welcome moment of sunny skies, Phil and I were treated to a final look at the magnificent blue whales. But the vantage point belonged to kayakers and paddleboarders! We enjoyed hearing them cheer as whales calmly surfaced under their noses.

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This morning, we also sighted a blue whale on the south side of PV. Shortly after that we motored into a foamy stretch of water that included stringy material and blobs of whale poop - or "krill paste" as I now refer to it.

Krill paste


Apologies for including this in the report, but can you just imagine the zooplankton and other organisms feeding on this stuff? Interestingly, we saw dozens of the solitary salp, Pegea confoederata, right in the middle of the bounty, filter feeding away.

Pegea




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