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Two gray whale spouts are seen off the coast of Malibu. Photos by Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media
A gray whale’s fluke is visible as the giant sea mammal dives underwater.
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
10:31 am PST February 16, 2016

The 2015-2016 gray whale migration is well on its way to being the second busiest season on record and Malibu beachgoers have a ringside seat.

“It’s difficult to compare anything to last year because it was way off the chart, but this year we’ve already seen double the average number of southbound gray whales,”  Alisa Schulman-Janiger, gray whale census director for the American Cetacean Society, told the Malibu Surfside News.   “We are within 20 or 30 whales of catching up with the second best year,” she said.