Surfer Humpback Whales

November 4, 2011 by staff 

Surfer Humpback WhalesSurfer Humpback Whales, A surfer who almost had the shock of her life when a humpback whale feeding area in a school throw anchovies a few meters away and is published every Wednesday on YouTube. The woman was floating near Santa Cruz in the north end of Monterey Bay when it appeared the whale.

Humpback whales, each measuring about the length of a school bus have reached a mile of the earth in search of food, according to an Associated Press article in The Huffington Post.

Find more nearby water continue to occur in Southern California as more adventure lovers try to up close and personal with these magnificent leviathans. Similarly, in October of a kayaker Redondo Beach swam a blue whale.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created Guidelines for whale watchers. Some of these guidelines are:

Vessels should not be operated at speeds greater than a whale or pod of whales, while in parallel within 100 meters.
Vessels shall be operated at a constant speed, while in parallel or after the whales within 100 meters.
Vessels should do nothing to cause a whale to change direction.
Aircraft should not fly lower than 1,000 feet, while a horizontal distance of 100 meters of a whale.

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