Went to the Coast Guard Jetty early this morning and saw a couple moms with pups and a single otter but none came within close enough range of my lens to get good shots. I did see that one of the moms had double pink tags. This is one i call deuce because of the double pink color.
However, mornings out there are never a waste of times because there is always something to see and find peace about out there. This morning it was at least two gray whales wandering through the bay. Notice the heart shaped blow indicating that it is a bivalve whales.
Most of the diving being done was not total flaking like this. These two whales were moving pretty slowly through the bay. This time of year, the grays are moving super fast through the area as they migrate south. There was some turning on the sides and just swimming along on top of the water at some times.
Clear morning as indicated by the twin towers in the background behind the whale blow. Again, you can clearly see the heart shape.
Lots of barnacles on the grays. They move much slower than the humpbacks and blues and the barnacles attach themselves in great numbers to the whales. My thinking is the color difference in these two whales is the number of barnacles attached make the front whale seem much lighter colored than the one behind it. Love watching these whales pass through but really look forward to the northern migration in a couple of months when the calves will be heading north with the moms.