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Dana Point Whale Watchers Have Exciting Up-Close Encounter with Blue Whale

by Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari 1:19 mins

Dana Point Whale Watchers Have Exciting Up-Close Encounter with Blue Whale

by Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari 1:19 mins

Whale watchers aboard Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point, California, had a very up-close and personal encounter with a juvenile blue whale nicknamed “Hitch”. While the boat was in neutral and not moving, “Hitch” swam over to check out the people on board. This is called a mugging. Muggings occur when a whale becomes curious and takes a special interest in a boat. “Hitch” swam around and under Captain Dave’s high-tech catamaran within very close proximity to whale watching passengers. Everyone on board was very excited to be so close to the largest animal on earth! Southern California hosts the largest concentration of blue whales in the world during the summer months. Between June and October these endangered animals are populating Orange County waters to feed on krill, a very small shrimp-like crustacean. Blue whales can consume four tons of krill every day!

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