A juvenile humpback breaches off Sunset Cliffs last week. / Photo courtesy of Domenic Biagini / Gone Whale Watching San Diego
Domenic Biagini, who runs Gone Whale Watching San Diego private charters, says this juvenile humpback whale has spent the entire summer in San Diego waters. “This is potentially the first time a humpback whale has spent this much time in San Diego. As recently as 10 years ago, humpbacks were virtually never seen in Southern California,” Biagini said.
The whale watching community has named this whale "Twitch" for its erratic swimming patterns and tendency to leap spectacularly out of the water.
La Jolla resident Biagini recently started Gone Whale Watching San Diego private charters, which specializes in intimate whale watching tours. The tours, three hours long and limited to five passengers, are open to the public Labor Day weekend. Book a tour at gonewhalewatching.com.