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Gray whale swims into Marina del Rey's harbor
Gray whale swims into Marina del Rey's harbor

A young gray whale made its way into Marina del Rey’s harbor Tuesday evening, drawing onlookers and concern. The whale, about 18 feet long, swam into the harbor about 6 p.m., said Peter Wallerstein, president of Marine Animal Rescue. It had been traveling south along the coast earlier in the day, swimming in waters that were as shallow as 5 feet deep. “Gray whales rub their bodies in the sand to get barnacles off, so it being so close to the shoreline isn’t alarming,” Wallerstein said. “I am a little alarmed that it’s inside the marina.” There is a risk that a boat could hit the whale as it swims between the docks, Wallerstein said. People...

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