Whale watchers are flocking to Alameda to catch a glimpse of a humpback whale swimming just off the coast for about a week now. You can see the whale in a cove known as Seaplane Lagoon.
Scientists are concerned for the whale's health.
A Marine Mammal Center spokeswoman says the whale appears to be unhealthy. They believe its an adult female and say they've been monitoring her and believe she has a poor body condition and is a bit skinny, likely malnourished.
She was first spotted near the USS Hornet a week ago. They believe it may have come this way for protection, to get out of the harsh open waters.
Scientists are encouraged by this normal activity. They say she's still active, and they don't plan to move her, fearing that may cause her more stress.