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Little San Simeon Bay sprang to life as a whaling station in 1852, by which time California sea otters had been hunted almost to extinction by Russian fur traders. Shoreline whaling was practiced to catch gray whales migrating between Alaskan feeding grounds and birthing waters in Baja California... Read more: www.lonelyplanet....
Eschscholzia Californica (California poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, cup of gold) is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. Its native habitat includes California, extending to Oregon, southern Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora and northwest Baja. The official state flower of California.