The largest animal to have ever lived on this earth frequently inhabits our waters during summer months. Reaching up to 100 feet long, they are truly massive and an amazing sight to see. The best time of year to see blue whales here is spring and summer but every year fluctuates, in 2015, we had many blue whale sightings from spring and throughout the whole summer but in 2016, we had blue whale sighting in spring and early summer only. They are not migrating like the gray whales are, they are here to feed and we do sometimes see the same blue whale sticking around for several days as long as there is enough food for them. The blue whale is actually gray but has a blue hue under the surface which is how it got its name. Since these whale are so massive, they aren't usually seen very close to the coastline where it's shallower but there have been times where they came about 1 mile from the coast.
The first ever aerial of blue whales nursing was filmed 1 mile off the coast of Newport Beach? Filmed in the summer of 2015.