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Pod of rare pilot whales spotted off California coast




A pilot whale with an injured nose rises out of the water as a pod of approximately 100 gather in Loch Carron on May 20, 2011 in South Uist, Scotland. Pilot whales are rarely seen in California.
A pilot whale with an injured nose rises out of the water as a pod of approximately 100 gather in Loch Carron on May 20, 2011 in South Uist, Scotland. Pilot whales are rarely seen in California.
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Pilot whales haven't been seen off the coast of Southern California since 1996, but they're back. This past weekend, a pod of 50 pilot whales were spotted off the coast of Dana Point in Orange County.

For more we are joined by Alisa Schulman-Janiger, who researches killer and gray whales and is the director of the gray whale census.