Wayward Whales Closing in on Golden Gate

Posted by jai on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

After a two-week sojourn through a Northern California river delta, two lost whales were moving closer to an ocean homecoming.

The mother humpback and her calf made considerable progress Tuesday and were last seen less than 10 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Hundreds of people lining the shoreline around the Port of Sacramento Sunday for the most popular show in town -- watching two wayward humpback whales circle the port -- had a nice surprise on Sunday afternoon.The whales began following two tugboats that are headed out of the port and toward the Pacific Ocean. As of Sunday afternoon, the whales had moved about five miles closer to the ocean.

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