DANA POINT (CBSLA.com) — Irvine students spotted a group of false killer whales near Dana Point on Wednesday.
The Brywood Elementary School students saw the group of about 30 whales around 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. a few miles off Dana Point, according to the Ocean Institute.READ MORE: Mother, Daughter Face Murder Charges After Illegal Butt Implant Procedure Kills Aspiring Social Media Star Karissa Rajpaul
The students were participating in the institute’s Adopt-A-Class program.READ MORE: Fall Quarter Begins At UCLA, Bringing Students Back to Campus For First Time In More Than 18 Months
“I have been cruising in this area for many years, and I have never seen this species of cetacean off of our coast,” said Mike Bursk, captain of the Ocean Institute’s RV Sea Explorer. “They prefer deep temperate to tropical waters. We were all very excited about this find.”MORE NEWS: Pfizer Vaccine Safe For Kids 5-11, Study Finds
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