High Surf Advisory Does Not Hinder SoCal Whale Watching
Conditions off the Orange County coast may not be ideal for swimming, but the same cannot be said for whale watching.
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Whale watchers can still enjoy the area marine life despite the high surf advisory in effect off of the Orange County coast through 6pm Friday, during what Aquarium of the Pacific employees are calling the best whale watching season yet.
The endangered Blue Whale, the largest animal on earth, can typically be spotted off the coasts of Southern California between May and November.
Gray whales migrate past Long Beach from December through April.
Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Orcas have also been spotted locally by whale watchers.
Aquarium of the Pacific officials told KTLA that this season's whale watching is the best it has ever been.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is offering a bundle package to those interested in whale watching, which includes aquarium admission and a Harbor Breeze Cruises whale watching boat trip. Prices are as follows:
Visit www.aquariumofpacific.org for more information.