DANA POINT (CBS) — Gray whales were spotted breaching in front of Dana Point Harbor, just in time for the city’s annual Festival of Whales.

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An employee of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching glimpsed the migrating mammals on their way to the waters of Baja California, on their annual 16,000 mile journey.

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Since the whale watching season started in November, Dana Wharf Sportfishing says they have spotted 236 gray whales, 24 killer whales, 104 fin whales, 3 minke whales, 8 humpback whales and 8 blue whales.

The gray whales spotted Monday were just in time for this weekend’s Dana Point Festival of Whales. Festival events include a parade and a 5K run.

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(credit: Marcus Estrada/danawharf.com)