The pod of orca whales scouring the San Francisco coastal waters for prey has been identified.The group of roughly 14 whales -- that has been spotted at various times starting last week -- are residents of the Puget Sound off the coast of Seattle, Mary Jane Schramm, spokeswoman with the Gulf of The Farallones Marine Sanctuary, said.“They’re covering quite a lot of mileage,” Schramm said. Read More
A pack of hungry killer whales is combing the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge in search of food — and there is speculation they might even be eating larger whales.
A pod of 14 orcas was spotted halfway between the bridge and the Farallon Islands Marine Sanctuary by a whale-watching tour that left Pier 39 about 8 a.m. Wednesday. The appearance of the killer whales near the Bay — described as rare by some marine experts — raised questions about what they were doing there. Read More