They saw a whale acting strangely. A moment later they were rubbing their eyes in delight [WIDEO]
The incident happened in the Dana Point area. A group of tourists went on a boat trip to admire the cetacean population. They didn’t have to wait long to see the first one animal. After a while, one of the representatives of the gray whale was nearby. But his behavior was disturbing. The mammal did not swim in a straight line, but in a circle. Moreover, after a while, blood appeared in the water, which terrified the people on board.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, one of the organizers of the cruise, Stacie Fox, admitted that the sight was unsettling:
Usually when you see blood in the water, it’s not a good sign.
However, as it turned out, the blood was not related to the whale’s disease or injury. Fox began to suspect that the female gives birth and soon a small animal will appear in the water. So it happened. After a while, his cub appeared next to the huge whale.
Fox openly admitted that what she saw was something fascinating and she had always dreamed about it.
It’s hard to put into words how amazing it was. I’ve always wanted to see a whale being born, but I never thought it would happen.
The woman compared the mammal to “Little Cucumber”. She added that the mother and child did not move away from the boat for about 45 minutes, and at one point even touched it. It was the first whale birth observed by cruise operators in 25 years.
According to the Oceanic Society, gray whales are regular visitors to the California area, especially when migrating from Arctic near Baja California, located in the northwest of Mexico. Their length can reach up to 15 m, and their weight exceeds 31-32 tons.
Source: Los Angeles Times/KTVU/Twitter
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