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This Whale Gave Birth Right Next to a Boat Full of Tourists in California

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. 

Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari is a whale-watching outfit that operates off the California coast near Dana Point. The tourists along for the ride this past weekend got a big surprise when a false killer whale gave birth right next to the side of the boat.

Not only was the birth an incredible sight, but false killer whales are rarely even seen in California waters.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

False killer whales are in the dolphin family and resemble orcas. They usually prefer warmer waters, so to see this whale family was a treat in and of itself.

The tour came across a pod of about 40 false killer whales off the Southern California coast when one of the mothers brushed up along the side of the boat and spontaneously gave birth. Everyone on board was taken by surprise when they began to see blood in the water and then the mother pushing its newborn baby up to the surface to breath.

To hear the tourists talk about this once-in-a-lifetime experience is pretty exciting!

This Whale Gave Birth Right Next to a Boat Full of Tourists in California