Authorities say it is approximately a year old and hasn't been on its own very long.
Officials say herding can stress and weaken the animals ability to migrate, so they plan to leave it alone for now. Pacific gray whales are on their northbound migration back to Arctic home waters. For now, federal guidelines suggest boaters keep at least 100 yards away from the whale and aircraft get no lower than 1,000 feet.
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