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    Name the whale

    Is this an Orca fin? Any confident identification?

    Thanks. We don't have many down here.

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    I would say yes. Possibly following the grey whale calves migrating up the coast. We saw several greys and what we think we humpback off San Francisco last week.
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    That does look like an orca dorsal fin. Most orca can be identified by their fins -- that one looks like it might be local resident CA7.

    http://kohola-kai.tumblr.com/post/12...os-angeles-pod

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    Good info. The picture is from this past summer, 10 miles off south side of San Miguel in the Channel Islands.

    There were a dozen fins in sight for hours, but none ever came close enough for a real ID.
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