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Orca spotted near Port San Luis

Posted at 7:03 PM, Apr 30, 2019

More orca sightings have been reported along the local coastline.

Captain Jay Gavin of Patriot Sportfishing posted video Tuesday, showing an orca jumping in the water south of Port San Luis.

In the video, onlookers can be heard clapping and cheering as the orca jumps out of the water multiple times.


Posted by Patriot Sportfishing on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This is just the latest orca encounter on the Central Coast.

Over the weekend, a whale watching group in Morro Bay spotted about half a dozen orcas feeding on a gray whale.

Morro Bay Whale Watching posted video of that encounter as well, saying the whales had surfaced with chunks of meat in their mouths.

The organization says it has seen a lot of gray whales migrating north, which is likely drawing orcas to the area for hunting.

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ORCAS FEEDING ON GRAY WHALE near MORRO BAY. About a half a dozen killer whales apparently feeding on a gray whale that had been hunted earlier. We saw them swim to the surface with chunks of meat in their mouth’s. We have also been seeing northbound mother and calf pairs of gray whales every day. Nice calm weather, good times!!!

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