The "L pod" traveling from the Pacific Northwest included a months-old calf and a female orca in her 90s.
Officials aren't revealing the cause of death of the 9-foot juvenile male that washed up on Monterey Bay beach.
"They're not the man-eating monsters they're made out to be," the kayaker says.
The shark was as long as the 14-foot boat.
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The pod of orcas has killed four gray whale calves off California's coast in just seven days.
Since the 19th century, the coastal town has attracted writers and artists (from Jack London to Beverly Cleary) seeking a
The offshore killer whale is rarely seen as it usually keeps far from the coast.