TADDOUSSAC,Quebec (KTVU) - Whale-watching tourists in Quebec got a big surprise when a fin whale nearly collided with their boat.
Eric Mouellic, who was visiting from France, captured video of the encounter. He describes the experience as "magic" and that it was "unforgettable".
Meanwhile, there have been local whale sightings. One woman in Half Moon Bay experienced a whale bumping into her while she was paddle boarding.
Melissa Schouest, Assistant Curator at the Aquarium of the Bay, says that El Nino had caused upwelling, pushing whale's food closer to shore and causing more sightings along the Bay Area coast.