The blue whale is the largest animal to ever grace planet Earth. These paddle boarders off the coast of California had the privilege of being up close and personal with the dwindling species. There used to be 300,000 of these gargantuan creatures in the world and now there are only about 8,000.
Produced by Emma Fierberg. Video courtesy of Associated Press and Caters TV.
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