This photo provided by Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale watching Safari shows the first pods this season of killer whales in Dana Point off the coast off Newport Beach, Calif. Boat Capt. Tom Southern said Saturday's spotting was rare, and the 15 killer whales included a large male and a little baby. Whale watchers thought there may be a predator in the area when they hadn't seen a single dolphin an hour after the boat left Dana Point Harbor. (AP Photo/Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale watching Safari)

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