from Observation Post #7
Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA
North thanks Michael H. Smith, Director,
Gray Whales Count
On May 23, day 105 and their final day this spring, Gray Whales Count had tallied a total of 544 northbound gray whales through the Santa Barbara Channel.
The 544 total included 33 calves. See how this year's calf count compares to those in previous years:
Volunteers worked 2,348 hours and 15 minutes between February and May 12.
As Director Michael H. Smith said, "Well done." Thanks to every one of them for their dedication and sharing!
Oil Point, California
Meet Michael H. Smith of Gray
Whales Count! See the view and join the whale
watchers at this California counting point with the feature
video clip "Waiting for Whales" from
the Ventura County Star newspaper. It's almost
as good as being there!