San Diego

Fishing Boat Spots Pod of Orcas Miles off La Jolla Shore

A group of San Diegans aboard a fishing boat Tuesday got lucky when they spotted a rare sight - what appeared to be a pod of orcas, just miles off the La Jolla coastline. 

Captain Brian and First Mate Carl of a Coletta Sport Fishing boat first saw the pod while on a charter three to four miles off the shore. 

Brian said he has been fishing in San Diego for more than 30 years and has never seen a pod of killer whales in San Diego waters. 

He said he was surprised at how elusive and boat shy they were.

The animals were only nearby the boat for a few seconds before they continued on.  

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