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 is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.