California gets a lot of criticism for its tough environmental protection laws, mostly because everyone knows US trends start in California. In last 10 years we've seen an astounding increasing in sea wildlife very near the California shore. Its one of the truly special things about living here. Almost makes the high cost of living worth while. I quite often see dolphin pods surfing with humans in San Diego, and whales are becoming much more common. So are great white sharks, who are being attracted by the increase in Sea Lions, one of their favorite foods. Dolphins tend to keep the sharks in line as they are much more intelligent and know how to kill or drive off sharks.