A giant blue whale with a deformed back and a story. The whale called "Camello" is a longtime acquaintance of our friends at Cascadia Research Collective. It was first reported from the Sea of Cortez in April of 1988, and has since been seen in the Gulf of the Farallones, Fort Bragg, and Monterey Bay, with the previous most recent sighting being in the Santa Barbara Channel six years ago. It was spotted off Redondo Beach in Santa Monica Bay on May 22. Thanks to members of the Cetal Fauna group on FaceBook for this information.
1-Balaenoptera musculus with big dent in back 2015 07-01 SB Channel-350