Saturday, July 19, 2008

Animal Planet

As the Catalina Channel swimming season begins, it appears channel swimmers may cross paths with blue whales, the largest animals on the planet.

Photo above by Wally Skalij of the Los Angeles Times shows a migrating blue whale surfacing off the coast of Long Beach which is near the popular Catalina Channel crossing. The blue whales have been passing unusually close to shore to feed on tons of krill.

Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times

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M said...

cool blog steve

Steven Munatones said...

Thank you very much. If you hear of any interesting or unique swims (solo or relay), events, races, athletes, coaches, techniques, sponsors, stories, tools or training methodologies related to open water swimming, please feel free to send to and we can post here.