Los Angeles Migration Data
Overview
Alisa Schulman-Janiger and colleagues

Data Courtesy of Alisa Schulman-Janiger
Alisa Schulman-Janiger, Director, ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project (on the right), with some of the team members. Whale watching takes place during daylight hours daily from the cliffside patio of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center Dec. 1 through late May.

Spring 2017
Date
Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
Dec. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017
15 0
1-Feb
0 0
02-Feb
3 0
03-Feb
1 0
04-Feb
1 0
05-Feb
2 0
06Feb
0 0
07-Feb
0 0
08-Feb
0 0
09-Feb
2 0
10-Feb
0 0
11-Feb
0 0
12-Feb
1 0
13-Feb
9 0
14-Feb
1 0
15-Feb
4 0
16-Feb
0 0
17-Feb
4 0
18-Feb
0 0
19-Feb
11 0
20-Feb
3 0
21-Feb
3 0
22-Feb
2 0
23-Feb
7 0
24-Feb
7 0
25-Feb
7 0
26-Feb
8 0
27-Feb
7 0
28-Feb
10 0
01-Mar
20 0
02-Mar
23 0
03-Mar
32 0
04-Mar
18 0
05-Mar
6 0
06-Mar
41 0
07-Mar
22 0
08-Mar
38 0
09-Mar
36 1
10-Mar
41 0
11-Mar
22 0
12-Mar FOG
0 0
13-Mar FOG
0 0
14-Mar FOG
0 0
15-Mar
23 0
16-Mar
48 1
17-Mar
37 0
18-Mar Highest this date since 1988
105 3
19-Mar
59 2
20-Mar
107 0
21-Mar
69 1
22-Mar
33 0
23-Mar
60 1
24-Mar
77 0
25-Mar
49 0
26-Mar
40 2
27-Mar
25 0
28-Mar
45 0
29-Mar
31 0
30-Mar
15 0
31-Mar
39 3
01-Apr
27 0
02-Apr
28 0
03-Apr
37 0
04-Apr
32 0
05-Apr
27 3
06-Apr
20 0
07-Apr
45 5
08-Apr
12 1
09-Apr
21 2
10-Apr
21 6
11--Apr
13 5
12-Apr
14 3
13-Apr
12 3
14-Apr
15 2
15-Apr
9 2
16-Apr
16 2
17-Apr
18 5
18-Apr
9 3
19-Apr
22 7
20-Apr
30 11
21-Apr
33 14
22-Apr
16 8
23-Apr
17 7
24-Apr
16 7
25-Apr (WIND/CHOP)
6 2
26-Apr
26 11
27-Apr
21 10
28-Apr
   
29-Apr
   
30-Apr
   
01-May
   
02-May
   
03-May
   
04-May
   
05-May
   
     
Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles.
Spring 2016
Date
Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
27 0
1-Feb
1 0
02-Feb
5 0
03-Feb
5 0
04-Feb
2 0
05-Feb
7 0
06-Feb
1 0
07-Feb
2 0
08-Feb
2 0
09-Feb
2 0
10-Feb
9 0
11-Feb
11 0
12-Feb
11 0
13-Feb
1 0
14-Feb
3 0
15-Feb
5 0
16-Feb
11 0
17-Feb
20 0
18-Feb
35 0
19-Feb
27 0
20-Feb
15 0
21-Feb
23 0
22-Feb
43 0
23-Feb
45 0
24-Feb
37 0
25-Feb
19 0
26-Feb
20 0
27-Feb
52 0
28-Feb
62 0
29-Feb
75 0
01-Mar
83 0
02-Mar
86 0
03-Mar
75 0
04-Mar
90 0
05-Mar
60 1
06-Mar
29 0
07-Mar
36 0
08-Mar
96 1
09-Mar
75 0
10-Mar
55 0
11-Mar
38 1
12-Mar
51 4
13-Mar
23 0
14-Mar
37 0
15-Mar
25 3
16-Mar
24 1
17-Mar
14 0
18-Mar
20 0
19-Mar
24 4
20-Mar
45 1
21-Mar
38 0
22-Mar
30 0
23-Mar
51 1
24-Mar
24 0
25-Mar
23 0
26-Mar
29 2
27-Mar
19 1
28-Mar
9 1
29-Mar
17 1
30-Mar
10 1
31-Mar
6 1
01-Apr
11 2
02-Apr
6 1
03-Apr
6 1
04-Apr
6 2
05-Apr
9 1
06-Apr
8 0
07-Apr
4 2
08-Apr
3 0
09-Apr
6 0
10-Apr
8 1
11-Apr
11 5
12-Apr
13 6
13-Apr
10 5
14-Apr
15 7
15-Apr
17 8
16-Apr
16 7
17-Apr
21 10
18-Apr
26 12
19-Apr
7 3
20-Apr
11 5
21-Apr
22 10
22-Apr
41 20
23-Apr
31 15
24-Apr
30 13
25-Apr
10 5
26-Apr
10 4
27-Apr
14 6
28-Apr
9 4
29-Apr
12 5
30-Apr
12 6
01-May
8 4
02-May
20 10
03-May
12 6
04-May
17 7
05-May
20 9
06-May
38 19
07-May
40 19
08-May
15 7
09-May
23 11
10-May
17 8
11-May
24 12
12-May
11 5
13-May NEW SEASONAL RECORD HIGH NB Calves
31 15
14-May
4 2
15-May
4 2
16-May
4 2
17-May
6 3
18-May
3 1
19-May
4 2
20-May
4 2
21-May
4 2
22-May
0 0
23-May
2 1
24-May
0 0
25-May
2 1
26-May
2 1
27-May
2 1
28-May
0 0
29-May
0 0
30-May
0 0
31-May
0 0
TOTAL 2,541 341
Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles. Complete season summary here.
Spring 2015
Date
Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
1-Dec -31 Jan. TOTAL
24 0
1-Feb
2 0
2-Feb
1 0
3-Feb
0 0
4-Feb
0 0
5-Feb
2 0
6-Feb
3 0
7-Feb
4 0
8-Feb
9 0
9-Feb
10 0
10-Feb
7 0
11-Feb
5 0
12-Feb
1 0
13-Feb
5 0
14-Feb
11 0
15-Feb
5 0
16-Feb
5 0
17-Feb
4 0
18-Feb
5 0
19-Feb
8 0
20-Feb
9 0
21-Feb
7 0
22-Feb
10 0
23-Feb
9 0
24-Feb
8 0
25-Feb
13 0
26-Feb
20 0
27-Feb
26 0
28-Feb
22 0
01-Mar
19 0
02-Mar
21 0
03-Mar
28 1
04-Mar
49 0
05-Mar
49 0
06-Mar
43 1
07-Mar
44 0
08-Mar
56 0
09-Mar
65 0
10-Mar
79 0
11-Mar
59 0
12-Mar
38 0
13-Mar
36 1
14-Mar
59 2
15-Mar
37 1
16-Mar
35 1
17-Mar
49 0
18-Mar
49 0
19-Mar
79 0
20-Mar
50 0
21-Mar
38 3
22-Mar
46 1
23-Mar
40 0
24-Mar
34 2
25-Mar
20 0
26-Mar
18 0
27-Mar
16 0
28-Mar
4 1
29-Mar
11 0
30-Mar
7 1
31-Mar
8 0
01-Apr
7 0
02-Apr
4 0
03-Apr
9 0
04-Apr
3 0
05-Apr
5 0
06-Apr
2 0
07-Apr
6 0
08-Apr
5 0
09-Apr
11 1
10-Apr
8 2
11-Apr
5 1
12-Apr
8 4
13-Apr
2 1
14-Apr
15 4
15-Apr
10 4
16-Apr
9 4
17-Apr
18 9
18-Apr
11 5
19-Apr
4 2
20-Apr
5 2
21-Apr
27 13
22-Apr
30 10
23-Apr
16 5
24-Apr
18 9
25-Apr
14 4
26-Apr
12 6
27-Apr
17 7
28-Apr
22 11
29-Apr
17 7
30-Apr
35 17
01-May
19 9
02-May
25 11
03-May
32 16
04-May
22 11
05-May
32 16
06-May
41 19
07-May
14 7
08-May
31 15
09-May
35 16
10-May
6 3
11-May
6 3
12-May
8 4
13-May
9 3
14-May
18 9
15-May
16 7
16-May
8 4
17-May
18 9
18-May
10 5
19-May
0 0
20-May
4 2
21-May
3 1
22May
0 0
23-May
2 1
24-May
2 1
25-May
4 2
TOTAL 2141 *318
*New record high northbound gray whale calf count, and our highest overall northbound count in 27 years!
Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles.
Spring 2014
Date
Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
1-Dec -31 Jan. TOTAL
13 0
1-Feb
0 0
2-Feb
0 0
3-Feb
0 0
4-Feb
6 0
5-Feb
3 0
6-Feb
3 0
7-Feb
2 0
8-Feb
0 0
9-Feb
2 0
10-Feb
0 0
11-Feb
0 0
12-Feb
1 0
13-Feb
3 0
14-Feb
0 0
15-Feb
0 0
16-Feb
6 0
17-Feb
8 0
18-Feb
9 0
19-Feb
5 0
20-Feb
3 0
21-Feb
5 0
22-Feb
3 0
23-Feb
8 0
24-Feb
7 0
25-Feb
9 0
26-Feb
17 0
27-Feb
13 0
28-Feb
24 0
01-Mar 94 0
02-Mar 29 0
03-Mar 15 0
04-Mar
12 0
05-Mar
22 0
06-Mar
16 0
07-Mar
20 1
08-Mar
32 0
09-Mar
28 0
10-Mar
12 0
11-Mar
24 0
12-Mar
29 0
13-Mar
39 0
14-Mar
23 0
15-Mar
18 0
16-Mar
40 0
17-Mar
18 0
18-Mar
63 0
19-Mar
52 0
20-Mar
40 0
21-Mar
35 0
22-Mar
48 0
23-Mar
20 0
24-Mar
23 0
25-Mar
10 0
26-Mar
21 0
27-Mar
12 0
28-Mar
6 2
29-Mar
19 1
30-Mar
7 1
31-Mar
10 2
1-Apr
12 0
2-Apr
3 0
3-Apr
10 0
4-Apr
25 3
5-Apr
25 1
6-Apr
8 0
7-Apr
9 1
8-Apr
9 1
9-Apr
3 0
10-Apr
12 2
11-Apr
19 2
12-Apr
15 3
13-Apr
8 1
14-Apr
9 3
15-Apr
15 5
16-Apr
9 3
17-Apr
12 5
18-Apr
15 6
19-Apr
21 10
20-Apr
16 7
21-Apr
24 10
22-Apr
38 14
23-Apr
21 10
24-Apr
16 7
25-Apr
38 17
26-Apr
12 6
27-Apr
16 8
28-Apr
16 7
29-Apr
7 3
30-Apr
6 3
01-May
12 5
02-May
29 12
03-May
13 6
04-May
31 14
05-May
24 12
06-May
33 15
07-May
10 5
08-May
26 13
09-May
21 10
10-May
14 6
11-May
9 4
12-May
13 6
13-May
15 6
14-May
4 2
15-May
18 9
16-May
8 8
17-May
14 7
18-May
0 0
19-May
4 2
20-May
2 1
21-May
0 0
22-May
4 1
23-May END
2` 1
TOTAL 1741 286: A NEW RECORD for northbound calves!
Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles. Complete Season Summary here.
Spring 2013
Date Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
1-Dec -31 Jan. TOTAL 8 0
1-Feb 2 0
2-Feb 0 0
3-Feb 0 0
4-Feb 0 0
5-Feb 2 0
6-Feb 0 0
7-Feb 1 0
8-Feb 2 0
9-Feb 0 0
10-Feb 3 0
11-Feb 5 0
12-Feb 0 0
13-Feb 3 0
14-Feb 1 0
15-Feb 4 0
16-Feb 2 0
17-Feb 0 0
18-Feb 1 0
19-Feb 0 1
20-Feb 6 0
21-Feb 7 0
22-Feb 7 0
23-Feb 2 2
24-Feb 0 0
25-Feb 6 0
26-Feb 0 0
27-Feb 3 0
28-Feb 1 0
1-Mar 10 0
2-Mar 6 0
3-Mar 5 0
4-Mar 11 0
5-Mar 13 0
6-Mar 8 0
7-Mar 11 0
8-Mar 2 0
9-Mar 27 0
10-Mar 7 0
11-Mar 1 0
12-Mar 3 0
13-Mar 10 0
14-Mar 8 0
15-Mar 6 0
16-Mar 9 0
17-Mar 12 0
18-Mar 27 0
19-Mar 18 0
20-Mar 18 0
21-Mar 29 0
22-Mar 33 1
23-Mar 26 0
24-Mar 15 1
25-Mar 21 0
26-Mar 41 0
27-Mar 74 0
28-Mar 49 0
29-Mar 33 0
30-Mar 23 0
31-Mar 9 0
1-Apr 26 0
2-Apr 35 1
3-Apr 9 0
4-Apr 19 0
5-Apr 14 1
6-Apr 12 1
7-Apr 7 2
8-Apr 12 0
9-Apr 4 0
10-Apr 17 4
11-Apr 6 0
12-Apr 8 0
13-Apr 14 1
14-Apr 13 1
15-Apr 4 0
16-Apr 5 1
17-Apr 11 3
18-Apr 7 1
19-Apr 9 2
20-Apr 11 3
21-Apr 18 4
22-Apr 15 6
23-Apr 18 8
24-Apr 32 15
25-Apr 21 9
26-Apr 24 10
27-Apr 20 8
28-Apr 26 10
29-Apr 6 3
30-Apr 19 9
01-May 11 5
02-May 3 1
03-May 5 2
04-May 15 6
05-May 3 1
06-May 3 1
07-May 2 1
08-May 6 2
09-May 4 8
10-May 6 1
11-May 8 4
12-May 4 2
13-May 2 0
14-May 2 1
15-May 0 0
16-May 2 1
17-May 0 0
18-May 0 0
19-May 0 0
20-May END 0 0

Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles. Complete Season Summary here.

Spring 2012
Date Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
1-Dec -31 Jan. TOTAL 5 0
1-Feb 2 0
2-Feb 0 0
3-Feb 2 0
4-Feb 4 0
5-Feb 1 0
6-Feb 4 0
7-Feb 3 0
8-Feb 2 0
9-Feb 5 0
10-Feb 9 0
11-Feb 4 0
12-Feb 1 0
13-Feb 9 0
14-Feb 1 0
15-Feb 0 0
16-Feb 3 0
17-Feb 2 0
18-Feb 3 0
19-Feb 0 0
20-Feb 0 0
21-Feb 0 0
22-Feb 0 0
23-Feb 4 0
24-Feb 4 0
25-Feb 6 0
26-Feb 3 0
27-Feb 0 0
28-Feb 8 0
29-Feb 7 0
1-Mar 2 0
2-Mar 7 0
3-Mar 7 0
4-Mar 5 0
5-Mar 4 0
6-Mar 11 0
7-Mar 19 0
8-Mar 8 0
9-Mar 10 0
10-Mar 3 0
11-Mar 6 1
12-Mar 14 0
13-Mar 18 0
14-Mar 4 0
15-Mar 11 0
16-Mar 11 0
17-Mar 7 0
18-Mar 19 0
19-Mar 50 0
20-Mar 19 1
21-Mar 16 1
22-Mar 14 0
23-Mar 19 0
24-Mar 16 0
25-Mar 5 0
26-Mar 41 0
27-Mar 3 0
28-Mar 13 0
29-Mar 12 1
30-Mar 4 0
31-Mar 10 0
1-Apr 7 0
2-Apr 10 0
3-Apr 2 0
4-Apr 14 0
5-Apr 7 3
6-Apr 14 2
7-Apr (only orcas sighted) 0 0
8-Apr 3 0
9-Apr 4 2
10-Apr 2 0
11-Apr 2 0
12-Apr 7 1
13-Apr 13 3
14-Apr 31 9
15-Apr 22 8
16-Apr 15 6
17-Apr 13 6
18-Apr 11 5
19-Apr 14 6
20-Apr 22 6
21-Apr 11 5
22-Apr 36 15
23-Apr 9 4
24-Apr 36 15
25-Apr 21 9
26-Apr 25 12
27-Apr 18 8
28-Apr 25 12
29-Apr 14 6
30-Apr 29 14
1-May 40 20
2-May 13 6
3-May 12 5
4-May 17 7
5-May 6 3
6-May 16 8
7-May 14 6
8-May 15 7
9-May 18 9
10-May 20 9
11-May 12 5
12-May 19 8
13-May 0 0
14-May 3 1
15--May 3 1
16-May 4 2
17-May 1 0
18-May EXTENDED 4 2
19-May EXTENDED 1 0
20-May END 0 0
     
Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles.
Spring 2011
Date Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
1-Dec -31 Jan. TOTAL 2 0
1-Feb 0 0
2-Feb 0 0
3-Feb 0 0
4-Feb 1 0
5-Feb 0 0
6-Feb 3 0
7-Feb 0 0
8-Feb 0 0
9-Feb 0 0
10-Feb 0 0
11-Feb 1 0
12-Feb 0 0
13-Feb 1 0
14-Feb 3 0
15-Feb 3 0
16-Feb 1 0
17-Feb 10 0
18-Feb 1 0
19-Feb 4 0
20-Feb 1 0
21-Feb 3 0
22-Feb 2 0
23-Feb 1 0
24-Feb 8 0
25-Feb 3 0
26-Feb 6 0
27-Feb 13 0
28-Feb 1 0
01-Mar 0 0
02-Mar 2 0
03-Mar 6 0
04-Mar 0 0
05-Mar 1 0
06-Mar 7 1
07-Mar 2 0
08-Mar 8 0
09-Mar 16 0
10-Mar 1 0
11-Mar 4 0
12-Mar 8 0
13-Mar 7 0
14-Mar 3 0
15-Mar 0 0
16-Mar 11 1
17-Mar 18 0
18-Mar 9 0
19-Mar 12 0
20-Mar 1 0
21-Mar 64 0
22-Mar 25 0
23-Mar 14 2
24-Mar 10 0
25-Mar 11 1
26-Mar 16 0
27-Mar 24 0
28-Mar 19 1
29-Mar 8 0
30-Mar 2 0
31-Mar 5 0
1-Apr 8 1
2-Apr 8 1
3-Apr 15 0
4-Apr 5 0
5-Apr 12 1
6-Apr 8 0
7-Apr 15 0
8-Apr 2 0
9-Apr 5 1
10-Apr 7 2
11-Apr 7 1
12-Apr 7 2
13-Apr 2 0
14-Apr 3 1
15-Apr 1 0
16-Apr 0 0
17-Apr 11 4
18-Apr 8 3
19-Apr 5 1
20-Apr 7 2
21-Apr 11 5
22-Apr 14 5
23-Apr 14 6
24-Apr 13 6
25-Apr 9 3
26-Apr 2 1
27-Apr 8 4
28-Apr 7 3
29-Apr 19 9
30-Apr 14 7
1-May 5 2
2-May 0 0
3-May 6 2
4-May 3 1
5-May 9 3
6-May 18 9
7-May 6 3
8-May 2 1
9-May 4 2
10-May 5 2
11-May 8 3
12-May 7 3
13-May 1 0
14-May 8 4
15-May CENSUS COMPLETE 0 0
Totals*    

* Total survey hours = 1,943.
The ACS/LA census station operated for 1,943 hours over the 166 days between 1 December 2010 and 15 May 2011 (averaging nearly 12 hours/day).70 volunteers contributed 7979 effort hours. (Multiple observers were present throughout the census.) Complete summary here.

Data may not be used by others without written permission from Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles.

Spring 2010
Date Northbound
Whales
Northbound
Calves
1-Dec -31 Jan. 5 0
1-Feb 0 0
2-Feb 1 0
3-Feb 2 0
4-Feb 2 0
5-Feb 0 0
6-Feb 2 0
7-Feb 0 0
8-Feb 0 0
9-Feb 0 0
10-Feb 2 0
11-Feb 2 0
12-Feb 6 0
13-Feb 6 0
14-Feb 7 0
15-Feb 3 0
16-Feb 0 0
17-Feb 5 0
18-Feb 2 0
19-Feb 4 0
20-Feb 10 0
21-Feb 8 0
22-Feb 2 0
23-Feb 14 0
24-Feb 8 0
25-Feb 6 0
26-Feb 9 0
27-Feb 6 0
28-Feb 17 0
1-Mar 7 0
2-Mar 9 0
3-Mar 2 0
4-Mar 20 0
5-Mar 18 0
6-Mar 6 0
7-Mar 7 0
8-Mar 10 0
9-Mar 6 0
10-Mar 8 0
11-Mar 12 0
12-Mar 6 0
13-Mar 5 0
14-Mar 13 0
15-Mar 20 0
16-Mar 9 1
17-Mar 12 1
18-Mar 8 0
19-Mar 14 0
20-Mar 5 0
21-Mar 6 0
22-Mar 7 1
23-Mar 8 1
24-Mar 9 1
25-Mar 15 2
26-Mar 4 0
27-Mar 10 2
28-Mar 4 0
29-Mar 6 0
30-Mar 10 0
31-Mar 5 0
1-Apr 7 0
2-Apr 4 1
3-Apr 7 3
4-Apr 8 3
5-Apr 1 0
6-Apr 6 2
7-Apr 3 1
8-Apr 5 1
9-Apr 1 0
10-Apr 4 1
11-Apr 2 1
12-Apr 1 0
13-Apr 7 2
14-Apr 8 4
15-Apr 1 0
16-Apr 2 0
17-Apr 4 2
18-Apr 3 1
19-Apr 2 1
20-Apr 3 0
21-Apr 4 0
22-Apr 1 0
23-Apr 4 1
24-Apr 2 1
25-Apr 2 1
26-Apr 0 0
27-Apr 1 0
28-Apr 2 0
29-Apr 0 0
30-Apr 4 1
1-May 0 0
2-May 2 1
3-May 0 0
4-May 0 0
5-May 0 0
6-May 4 2
7-May 2 1
8-May 0 0
9-May 1 0
10-May 0 0
11-May 2 1
12-May 0 0
13-May 0 0
14-May 0 0
15-May 1 0
Totals* 521 41

* Total survey hours = 1,949.
The ACS/LA census station operated for 1,949 hours over the 166 days between 1 December 2009 and 15 May 2010 (averaging nearly 12 hours/day). 65 volunteers contributed 7,433 effort hours. (Multiple observers were present throughout the census.)

Data courtesy of Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles.

 

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