DANA POINT, California ― A mother gray whale and a baby whale, otherwise known as a calf, were spotted gliding along the ocean’s surface off the Orange County coast.
The gray whales are migrating this time of year to warmer waters in Mexico, where they feed and give birth before returning home to Alaska. These whales are known for being the mammals with the longest migration.
Capt. Frank Brennan of Dana Wharf Whale Watching used a DJIPhantom 4 drone to capture video of the gray whale and her offspring.
Thick fog was in the area, making visibility difficult, but then these two whales suddenly appeared, it was reported. Both whales are seen swimming for quite a while at the surface of the ocean with the calf staying beside the adult whale. The video can be viewed at bit.ly/2lR0KqD.
(Capt. Frank Brennan footage)