Spotted in the News: Summer whale watching in California: Where to see blues, humpbacks and even sharks


People think whale-watching season in California is limited to winter when Pacific gray whales migrate from Mexico to Alaska and back. But summer offers a chance to see other kinds of whales — blues and humpbacks — and this year sharks too.

The whales come to eat. Right now, California’s coast is teeming with tiny fish called krill, the only fish blue whales eat.

California’s coast is one of five major upwelling areas in the world, which makes it a great whale-watching destination.