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WATCH: Blue Whale Meets Paddleboarder Head on Near Dana Point

Check out this YouTube video recently shot by Captain Dave Anderson of Dolphinsafari.com.

A near collision off Dana Point on Saturday between a 90-foot blue whale and a 6-foot paddle boarder can be seen here in this YouTube video.

Captain Dave Anderson of Dolphinsafari.com took the video during his regular dolphin and whale safari. There were more than 15 blue whales sighted on this trip and more than 70 blue whales were seen between Friday and Sunday.

Elizabeth Driver August 02, 2011 at 01:50 PM
My sister and her family were on their way home from Catalina, and they had a near miss with the blue whale as well. They had to cut their engines to a halt when they were traveling traveling quickly toward the harbor. They breathed a sigh of relief that they saw the whale and were able to avoid an accident.
Michelle August 02, 2011 at 04:19 PM
How incredible (and scary)... We certainly share a beautiful place.
Terri Bruno August 02, 2011 at 05:55 PM
I'll be heading to Catalina next week- I hope we run into a few of the Whales on way there - and back for that matter! That whale looked beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Dan Krolczyk August 04, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Wow, that is amazing.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) August 04, 2011 at 11:52 PM
Dan: I would have been scared.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) August 04, 2011 at 11:53 PM
Terri: Let us know if you see any!
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) August 04, 2011 at 11:53 PM
Michelle: I would have to agree!
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) August 04, 2011 at 11:54 PM
Elizabeth: That is amazing.
Linda Musel August 05, 2011 at 05:00 AM
Just keep the Japanese whaling ships away..they are slaughtering whales for profits to sell to China.

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