Whale Attracts Onlookers in La Jolla

Lifeguards said the whale attracted several onlookers

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012  |  Updated 7:18 AM PDT
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Whale Attracts Onlookers in La Jolla

Laurie Coskey

The whale's fin can be seen in this image provided by witness Laurie Coskey.

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A baby gray whale was spotted near the La Jolla shoreline attracting a group of onlookers lifeguards said.

Images show the whale was located approximately 50 yard off the beach at Torrey Pines State Park around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Lifeguards said the whale attracted several onlookers. One told NBCSanDiego the whale was just outside the surf line surrounded by dolphins.

"it looked like he was having a great time. but then we got a little worried cause it wasn't moving and the dolphins were coming back and forth, as if the tell it, 'Come let's move' and it didn't move," said Laurie Coskey.

The whale was never beached, and by dark it was no longer spotted close to shore.

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