SAN DIEGO – Lifeguards were seen watching a juvenile gray whale trapped or tangled in kelp off the coast of Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma, a San Diego city spokesman said.
The whale was not in distress, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Jose Ysea told FOX 5.
SkyFOX video showed aerial video of an adult gray whale staying by the juvenile’s side less than a mile off the coast.
Several boats, including San Diego lifeguard’s boat, were in the area. One boater appeared to be trying to remove the kelp that was wrapped around the whale’s midsection.
The two whales eventually swam further into the ocean.
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