Grey Whales Spotted In SF Bay


    SAN FRANCISCO—Boaters in the San Francisco Bay are being asked to operate with caution after two grey whales were spotted in the bay on February 14.

    The presence of the whales in the bay is not considered abnormal.

    The bay is a natural habitat for grey whales. Their current presence is not considered unhealthy, premature, or abnormal. Boaters are being asked to keep 100 yards away from the creatures, who were spotted swimming between Alcatraz and Angel Islands.

    Marine mammal experts believe that the two grey whales are mother and calf, the bay representing an inviting shelter for the juvenile whale to develop.

    Any boater or passerby who sees the whale should contact the San Francisco sector of the U.S. Coast Guard at (415) 399-3530.