Drone Captures Gray Whales Leisurely Swimming Close To Shore

Published March 27, 2018 825 Plays

Rumble / Wild WildlifeThe dark waters of the oceans hold a lot of wonders. There is a lot we don’t know about the depths of the sea, but each new thing we find out makes us very intrigued. We have yet to fully comprehend how life functions in the utter depths. We know that the lower you go the harsher the environment becomes and marine life must have developed coping mechanisms to survive the pressure, the lack of sunlight and the scarcity of food.

It is not very often that we see deep sea life travel to the shallow waters. It’s most likely because of the size of these marine beasts but also because of the temperature difference. This makes the shallow parts of the oceans safer for us to swim in, even though this footage makes us question this conclusion completely.

Two gray whales were sighted in Seal Beach, California near the marina drive bridge around 11 AM PT. This person managed to capture the amazing footage with a DJI Mavic Pro Drone. Earlier news reports stated they were trapped when the tide lowered, however by the time that this person had gotten there and started filming they appeared to just be hanging out in the shallow cove and not trapped at all. According to an expert on whales they were using the area to scratch barnacles off their bodies and rest.