(CBS/AP) SANTA CRUZ, California – The U.S. Coast Guard was monitoring the waters off Santa Cruz, where a pod of whales has settled unusually close to shore drawing crowds and threatening the safety of kayakers and other boaters trying to get a look at the creatures. The humpback whales, each measuring about the length of a school bus, have come about a mile from land in search of food. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary said no one has been hurt so far but at least one sailboat was damaged this week when it struck a whale. “The sheer number of folks crowding around the whales is not only an issue for the whales themselves, but also public safety,” Paul Michel, the sanctuary’s superintendent, told The San Francisco Chronicle. He estimated that 100 people took to the ocean on paddleboards and in kayaks last weekend to get a look.
This video is 100% real. And guess what? There are lots more of them floating around on the web right now. Humpback whales just jumping out of the ocean like it ain’t no thing and landing 2 feet from kayakers and surfers and shit. It’s getting to the point that it’s so routine the people aren’t even startled when it happens. I mean did these kayakers even fucking flinch? “Just like ho hum a whale just landed on my dick. No biggie.” So I’m pre-writing this blog for the first person who gets killed. I don’t want to hear what a tragedy it is and how sad it is. You know how you don’t get crushed to death by a humpback whale? You don’t float around in a kayak like an idiot while Whales are falling from the sky. Boom done.