Humpback whale delights Santa Cruz whale watchers


August 31, 2011 7:17:33 PM PDT
A humpback whale that's hanging out in shallow water off Santa Cruz isn't there because he's hurt or needs help. Whale watchers are pretty sure he's there because he likes it.

The whale, nicknamed Stinky, seems to have developed a taste for the small anchovies and sardines found in the water just off the beach. He appears perfectly healthy.

Delighted whale watchers have been able to get close enough to smell his breath, thus the nickname.