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Young Motherless Whale Swimming in Shallow Alamitos Bay Is Same Whale Spotted in O.C.

A young gray whale seen swimming in Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay on Monday morning is the same one that that has appeared recently in various spots along the Southern California coast, a local animal rescuer says.

The whale, spotted swimming slowly in shallow waters alongside moored boats and under docks, has likely come up from Baja California without its mother, according to Peter Wallerstein with El Segundo-based nonprofit Marine Animal Rescue.

Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Rescuers find third entangled whale in two weeks off California coast

For the second straight week, whales have been spotted entangled in commercial fishing gear off the coast of California — from Del Norte County all the way down to the San Diego region, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

Rescue teams on Sunday cut loose a juvenile humpback whale caught in fishing lines off the coast of the San Onofre power plant. The lines are believed to be from Dungeness crab commercial gear from Washington state.

Photo Credit: The Argonaut

THE ARGONAUT

Sea Lion Rescue Rights a Wrong

Thanks to a determined group of animal rescuers, a 390-pound sea lion that was slowly being strangled by a fishing line around his neck is on the mend and once again holding court in Marina del Rey harbor.

Peter Wallerstein, director of the nonprofit Marine Animal Rescue, had been trying to capture the big guy for weeks, but he’d always swim away before rescuers could get close enough to try.

Or so it went until Hornblower Cruises & Events Capt. Chuck Myers tipped off Wallerstein last Wednesday that the elusive ocean mammal was resting on a boat slip alongside the Lady Hornblower, the fishing line still causing a deep gash in his neck.

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Sea Lion Rescued From Freeway Overpass

Thanks to a determined group of animal rescuers, a 390-pound sea lion that was slowly being strangled by a fishing line around his neck is on the mend and once again holding court in Marina del Rey harbor.

Peter Wallerstein, director of the nonprofit Marine Animal Rescue, had been trying to capture the big guy for weeks, but he’d always swim away before rescuers could get close enough to try.

Or so it went until Hornblower Cruises & Events Capt. Chuck Myers tipped off Wallerstein last Wednesday that the elusive ocean mammal was resting on a boat slip alongside the Lady Hornblower, the fishing line still causing a deep gash in his neck.