I was walking the beach with a surf perch rod this afternoon right out in front of Twin Harbors State Park (located just south of Westport on the WA coast), at sunset and made a few casts, just to see if my arm was up to the task (yeah, right!). As I was enjoying the good skunking and phenomenal sunset, I noticed what looked like a small whale surface and blow, not more than 100 yards directly out in front of where I was plunking my chunks of clam siphon. Then I saw it stick its head and shoulders out of the water, like it was looking around, and I could see that it was far too small to be a Gray Whale. It was less than 20 feet long, and had a blunt, rounded head, with not much of a beak like you would see on a bottle nosed dolphin. It was dark gray. Not black. Not brown. It was bigger than a bottle nosed dolphin, but I don't think it looked like a Pilot Whale. It surfaced and blew a few more times, and stuck its head and shoulders out of the water a couple of times. I thought I noticed another one surfacing next to it once. I've never seen a cetacean that looks like this one in my 33 years of observing the surf here. The closest one that I could find any pics of during an extensive search was a Risso's Dolphin. Any cetacean experts here that could clue me in to what species this was?