The mother California Grey Whale and her calf (Lucy and Little Ricky) are still here in the Klamath River. They are hanging out closer and closer to the shore, delighting people who are now coming from neighboring cities all over to see them. It appears, however, that the whales are having as much fun watching us as we are watching them. You'll see in one part of this new video that Lucy comes close to the shore and turns her head to the side so she can see us! Little Ricky mimics his mother and it's just an amazing sight.
I'd like to explain one part of the video. You'll see a river otter swimming away from shore, floating on his back enjoying a leisurely bite to eat. I just want to kick myself for zooming on the little guy because just at that moment, and you'll hear the noise of the whale's blow hole, Lucy surfaces not ten yards away from him and scares the bejeezus out of the otter. I have never seen a creature book it so fast back to shore...as the angle zooms out, you can still see the ripple in the water where the otter flew back to shore in world record time.
So here it is, from Kamp Klamath
in Klamath California...the latest update on Lucy and Little Ricky...