I’ve seen this dude a couple times, it’s really amazing…
By Chelsea Hawkins
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Posted: 08/29/2011 05:16:50 PM PDT
Updated: 08/29/2011 10:18:17 PM PDT
The adult humpback whale, first spotted in July, has been seen in shallow water near Main Beach in Santa Cruz. Originally spotted with a companion, the whale — affectionately named “Stinky” — has been seen in water as shallow as 25 feet. Ken Stagnaro of Santa Cruz Whale Watching attributes this to a one-of-a-kind diet the whale has likely grown fond of.
“He must have a taste for anchovies and sardines,” Stagnaro said.
The small fish tend to be found in more shallow waters and would account for the whale’s less-than-pleasant breath that led to his newfound moniker.
Stagnaro said Stinky is about 50 feet in length and likely not even a ‘he’ — female humpbacks, he noted, are often larger than their male counterparts.
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