Whale gives birth to baby in front of tourists
Tourists in California had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they witnessed a 35-foot-long gray whale giving birth to a baby. The whale-watching tour group was sailing with Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari in Dana Point, California, according to a Metro report.
A distinctive migrating gray whale was observed for the first time. However, as the boat slowly approached the animal, whale watchers noticed something different about its behavior. Within seconds, a baby whale emerged through the blood-soaked water and swam happily around it. The scene unfolded just meters away from the boat of a group of whale watchers who were shocked to see the incident, and many captured the scene on their mobile phones.
The Safari Service also posted a video of the rare sighting on its YouTube channel. In the video, the mother whale can be seen pushing her newborn to the surface.
Capt. Dave’s Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari shared the video, writing, “As the boat slowly approached the animal, our crew noticed that it was behaving erratically. Passengers and crew noticed orange spots in the water.” And saw something red which they thought might have been kelp.”
“Instead, a newborn baby came to the surface! For a minute, many of us thought it might be a shark or a violent incident. But no, instead of the end of life, it was a new beginning! After surfacing, the newborn baby begins to learn to swim and bond with its mother.
The video posted by Captain Dave has been viewed over 100,000 times, with many users expressing their happiness. One user wrote, “Congratulations on the new mama, another miracle of God, the gray whales are growing.” Another commented, “Would have been amazing to see in person! WOW!”
According to Safari, gray whales prefer to give birth in the warm and protected lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. However, this particular whale baby appears to have been born before its mother reached warmer waters during her annual migration. Gray whales migrate annually along the West Coast, traveling 10,000 to 12,000 miles between the seas of Alaska and Baja California.