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Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma were paddling their kayaks Sunday morning just yards from the whales.
The group spotted a swarm of birds, so they expected to see whales. But they didn't expect such a treat.
"We saw them on occasion," said Snyderman. "Three at once coming up from the bottom like a polaris missile with their mouths open to capture all the water. We had never seen this behavior before in the bay."
It is indeed a rare sight. And it went on for 45 minutes.
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Whales usually do lunge feeding in colder waters farther north.
Experts tell ABC7 News the whales are probably feasting on an abundance of herring in the bay.
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