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Blue Whales Are Back– and In Force!

Blue Whale, photo by Velvet Park

Huge numbers for blue whales sightings recently, with the warm waters of the coming El Nino pushing them up from their normal habitats.  Combined local counts in the last week (8/31 – 9/5) show: 10 blue whales, 3 Fin Whales, many thousands of common dolphin and a few dozen bottlenose dolphin spotted off Newport’s coast alone. These numbers suggest that there …

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