Stinky the whale surfaces on Aug. 19, 2011. The photos were taken by Captain Michael Sack, Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watching, about two miles off of West Cliff Drive / Steamer Lane.
Stinky waves to his fans.
Photos from Captain Michael Sack, Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watching
A mother gray whale escorts her young calf away from the surf line off the Main Beach and San Lorenzo River mouth Friday. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
A gray whale-- less than 100 yards offshore-- spouts off the Main Beach Friday. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel)
A gray whale mother and her young calf cruised the Santa Cruz Main Beach Friday just past the surf line. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel)
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A Humpback whale and her calf surface for air just off the coast south of Santa Cruz on Friday. (Photograph by Phil Carter/Sentinel)