Sightings Report: April 9, 2019

Sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat

8am:

On our first trip of the day we spotted the gray whale near Southampton light.

The whale was spouting every ten minutes and kept its distance from us.

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11am:

On this this trip we found a gray whale close to Angel Island near the shipping lane. Bill Keener from Golden Gate Cetacean Research was on vessel Oscar Tango observing the gray whale.

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The whale swam close to shore and seemed to be swimming against the current, moving towards Raccoon Strait.

2pm:

On this trip we had a hard time locating a whale.

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Near the end of the trip we were floating on the east side of Angel Island, searching for whales, when a gray whale popped up 50 yards off our bow and gave us a good look.