I was reminded of this thread while racing Saturday. We were headed back from Palos Verdes (Los Angeles) in very light wind when we spotted a whale about 400 yards off our beam. He was near a fishing skiff. The skiff sat there, then as son as the whale re-appeared, it motored to where the plume was. We watched it do this for 15 minutes. That couldn't possibly be legal.
1968 Cal 2-30