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Whale spotters have reported an uptick  in gray whale sightings from Dana Point up to Rancho Palos Verdes. (Photo credit: Dale Frink/DolphinSafari.com)

Record Number Of Gray Whale Sightings Reported Off SoCal Coast

It’s been a very happy New Year so far for whale watchers in Southern California.

01/07/2014

(credit: Heal the Bay)

Rare Whale Found Dead At Venice Beach

A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2013

(credit: Jessica Davis/Malibu Patch)

Rotting 20-Ton Whale Carcass Fouling Malibu Carted Out To Sea

The rotting — and oh-so-smelly — carcass of the twenty ton fin whale that washed up on a beach in Malibu last Monday, has been carted out to sea.

12/08/2012

(credit: Jessica Davis/Malibu Patch)

Residents Complain After Rotting Whale Stinks Up Malibu Beach

Authorities on Thursday were working to determine how to dispose of a dead 20-ton whale that washed up on a Malibu beach earlier this week.

12/06/2012

(credit: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Ruling May Leave SeaWorld Trainers Dry After Killer Whale Accident

Killer whale trainers may be out of the water for good at SeaWorld after a judge ruled the park must protect its employees from any future accidents.

05/31/2012

(credit: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

67-Foot Whale Found Dead On SoCal Beach May Help Scientists

A dead whale that washed ashore a Southland beach a week ago may help scientists uncover new information about the ocean’s ecosystem.

11/26/2011

(CBS)

50-Foot Whale Found Dead On SoCal Beach Near Sewage Plant

Officials said the tide will make it easier to dislodge the 50-foot “fin” whale that was found on shore at Point Loma.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/21/2011

(Credit: Ecoplates.com)

California Coastal Commission Unveils New ‘Whale Tail’ License Plate

One of California’s most popular state license plates is now retired, but a similar one has taken its place.

08/02/2011

(Credit: CBS)

Calif. Will No Longer Issue License Plates With Wyland Whale

The state will soon stop issuing license plates that feature artist Wyland’s whale design. Instead, they will be replaced by new ones that debut next month.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/15/2011

(credit: Paul Chesley / Getty Images)

Gardena Seafood Dealer Pleads Guilty To Importing Whale Meat

Ginichi Ohira sold protected sei whale meat to The Hump in Santa Monica, which closed its doors last year after prosecutors charged the owner and chef with sales of the protected mammal.

06/01/2011

(credit: Paul Chesley / Getty Images)

LA Fish Dealer To Plead Guilty For Importing Whale Meat From Japan

Ginichi Y. Ohira, 50, is charged with knowingly selling a marine mammal product for an unauthorized purpose in violation of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.

05/23/2011