Gray Whale Thrills Beachgoers

Posted: January 3, 2013  |  By: Nicole Mooradian [RedondoBeachPatch]

A 20-foot-long gray whale helped many [Redondo Beach, Calif.] beachgoers celebrate the new year when it ventured close to the shore Tuesday morning.

According to reader Sandy Bagley, who posted photos of the whale to the Redondo Beach Patch Pics & Clips Gallery, the whale showed up near the beach between Ruby and Sapphire streets before 10 a.m.

"There was quite a group of people on the beach," she told Patch in an email. "We watched him for over an hour and then followed him south to the (Topaz) jetty."

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