The Whales Have Arrived

The annual rush of migrating whales in the Santa Barbara Channel is officially underway. In the past week, several boats from Ventura and Santa Barbara harbors have reported a marked uptick in the amount of whales and associated water spouts seen while making the rounds out and about in the Santa Barbara Channel. Besides a healthy amount of humpback whales, there have been at least two confirmed reports of the always impressive blue whales, the largest animal on the planet.

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