.

6 Orcas Spotted Outside King Harbor

The sighting happened about two miles off the coast of Redondo Beach.

FILE PHOTO: A member of the CA51 matriline breaches. It's not known if the orcas that visited Redondo Beach were members of that family. Photo copyright Alisa Schulman-Janiger. Used with permission.
FILE PHOTO: A member of the CA51 matriline breaches. It's not known if the orcas that visited Redondo Beach were members of that family. Photo copyright Alisa Schulman-Janiger. Used with permission.

At least six orcas were spotted a few miles outside King Harbor in Redondo Beach on Tuesday morning, according to a post on the American Cetacean Society Los Angeles Chapter Facebook page.

Nico Heyning and Cody Martin, who were aboard the Redondo Special, saw the orcas—commonly known as killer whales—a little more than 2 miles outside the harbor at about 7:45 a.m., according to researcher Alisa Schulman-Janiger.

The pod consisted of at least one male and five females, Schulman-Janiger wrote. 

It's not known if these orcas were members of the friendly CA51 matriline, who have visited the South Bay multiple times over the past several years. That family, complete with a newborn calf, was seen off Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands within the past few days.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something