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Unprecedented numbers of whales have invaded Monterey Bay on the hunt for epic schools of anchovies

Local whale-watch pilots say pods of whales are joining herds of sea lions and flocks of birds to dine on the tiny green fish. Estimates range into the hundreds for humpback whales, though blue whales have been spotted too. “It’s the most whales that I’ve seen since I’ve been doing this, over 26 years,” said marine biologist Nancy Black, of Monterey Bay Whale Watch. “There’s so many humpbacks in the bay.” [email protected]  11:12