It was not a fluke, but rather a fluke-less whale that had people in awe this week along the Southern California coast. Whale watchers captured video of the tail-less gray whale off Dana Point Sunday after it swam north from San Diego. “Oh, very shocked, I was very shocked to see it,” said Audrey Evans with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. “It didn't seem like it should be able swim along at the pace that it was swimming at, just because that driving force of that tail was completely missing,” Evans said. Evans was aboard the Flagship Cruises’ Murrieta Saturday when the group of whale watchers saw the tail-less whale swimming with two normal grey whales off Point Loma.