Dead Baby Whale, Long Beach juvi White Seabass, and Mylar balloons

PacificPredator

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Took my son out for a local trip today out of Long Beach. Slept in and got a late start, maybe 09:00, nobody in line at Nachos. Sweet.
Got a full scoop of squid ($75 o_O). Knew we would not use it all but wanted some for the freezer.

We messed around Huntington flats for several small calicos and sandies. Made an attempt at a bird/dolphin school hoping for yellows but no joy.

Came across this baby whale. About 25' long. Looked like a Great White victim. (At least it wasn't caught up in a commercial fishing net or anything man-made). Believe this is a Gray? Reported it the the Coast Guard and they were very interested, they had me text photos to them and report the coordinates.

Picked up a couple mylar balloons on the way in and then a baby seabass and a few more checkers near the breakwall.

Water was clean / 70 near Izor's, 65 and crappy green near the wall.

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efx

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Thanks for the report and getting those balloons. I picked up a few myself. There were everywhere.
 
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jspana

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We heard the call about that whale on the radio. Pretty crazy. We were too far to come take a gander tho. Conditions were about the same down by the domes and mateo pt. Got a couple mylar fish as well
 

Tuna Vic

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Thanks for the report,bummer on the whale,been hearing a lot of that lately,wonder what’s causing their deaths?
 

PacificPredator

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I think you may want to calibrate your temp gage, it was 62.5 at Izors
Yeah, I wondered about that. It was jumping all over from low 60s to 70.
The 70 reading was more near-shore, by the inner rigs.
 

Blackfish

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Not sure what’s the deal with Mylar balloons but I picked up 3. Ban those stupid things. They seem to last forever.

Time of year. Graduations and grad parties. People release them on purpose and by accident.

OP...thanks for the report. Unfortunately, there have been a record number of dead whales this years along the Ca. coast, so I am sure the CG has notified the scientists who are studying the issue. Young Gray up norths on the beach last week.
 

plj46

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Maybe a Blue Whale ?
 

Willdoggy

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Catching balloons is a cool thing to do! Thanks for spreading the word and seeing how your efforts make a big difference.
#themylarroundup #balloonsblow
 
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