Los Angeles Migration Data
Overview
Alisa Schulman Janier

Data Courtesy of
Data Courtesy of 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 from the cliffside patio of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center Dec. 1 to May 20.

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.
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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