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.