Pod of up to 50 of the rarely seen species delights boaters, tourists.

 Rarely seen false killer whales explored the waters off Newport Beach Wednesday and Thursday.(Slater Moore / March 13, 2014)

On Thursday morning, 25-year-old Kane Curran spotted a creature he may never see again.

A pod of about 40 or 50 false killers whales — that’s actually their name — swam roughly a mile and half from the Newport Harbor entrance, Curran’s third sighting of them in the past 24 hours.

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