Though they are routinely found in the waters off of California, large marine mammals like killer whales don't usually come so close to shore - it seems they prefer to stick to the farther side of the channel islands.

But yesterday, a small pod of killer whales was found in the waters between Palos Verdes and Santa Catalina Island.

KABC-TV had some nice footage of the pod:

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Amazing that this comes on the same day that a lone grey whale was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Tel Aviv!

(h/t: LAist)