All sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat
It was rough in the Golden Gate Strait as we headed out to find the whales. We found a spout by Point Bonita. Since we were on the south side of the strait, we waited until a large barge had passed between us and the whale before we approached it.
We approached slowly and stopped 150 yards away. The whale surfaced several times, mostly doing dives without showing the fluke. At one point the whale did a fluke dive 50 yards from us.
The whale was diving in 100 feet of water with 25 feet of anchovies packed below the surface.
Near the end of our trip, the whale started heading west. We slowly moved east until the whale was half a mile away, then came up to speed.
All sightings were reported to Vessel Traffic.
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