Whale Sighted Inside the Long Beach Breakwater

SAN PEDRO, Calif – Officials from the Coast Guard received a report of what is believed to be an approximately 20-foot long whale swimming inside the Long Beach breakwater this morning at 11:45 a.m. The Coast Guard cautions vessel operators transiting in the area to stay clear of the whale. The Coast Guard is supporting the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in monitoring the whale’s location and behavior.

Collisions with whales or sightings of injured whales should be reported to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at (562) 980-3232 or law enforcement hotline at 1-800-853-1964. Boaters can contact the Coast Guard on Channel 16.

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