Mon, 05 May 2008
SBC Wildlife: Sea otters and gray whales
A group of 20-30 sea otters are using the kelp beds just west of the University of California campus this spring. Although otters have been sighted regularly in the western end of the channel since 1998, this is the largest group to linger this far east into the Santa Barbara Channel for many decades. This is also a great time of year to watch California gray whales, including females with young calves, just off the coast and diving in the kelp beds as they migrate through the channel to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea.
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