A crowd of kayakers gathers off of the eastside of Santa Cruz as a whale surfaces, November 2, 2011. (Shmuel Thaler/Santa Cruz Sentinel/MCT)
A crowd of kayakers gathers off of the eastside of Santa Cruz as a whale surfaces, November 2, 2011. (Shmuel Thaler/Santa Cruz Sentinel/MCT) (Shmuel Thaler / Santa Cruz Sentinel / MCT
A crowd of kayakers gathers off of the eastside of Santa Cruz as a whale surfaces, November 2, 2011. (Shmuel Thaler/Santa Cruz Sentinel/MCT) (Shmuel Thaler / Santa Cruz Sentinel / MCT

Commentary: Canaries in a coalmine

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