A few weeks ago, someone went out in a kayak and took this video. (Note: Don’t try this at home. According to the MIJ, the NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is “advising people to steer clear of the whale. People should watch for the gray whale’s blow, which looks like a puff of smoke about 10 to 15 feet high, and not approach within 300 feet.”
Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.