Bright and early Wednesday morning, and searchers say it looks like the two hapless whales are nowhere to be seen. Did they swim out to the Pacific in the middle of the night? Or are they just wandering around lost somewhere else in San Francisco Bay? Don't put it past them!

Update: As of 11 a.m., volunteers have started taking down the whale command center units, as more and more people become convinced that Delta and Dawn are back in the ocean. If there are no reported sightings of them by the end of this afternoon, they're going to assume all's well. There's a few ships out in the ocean looking, and commercial ships have been asked to keep an eye out as well.

Picture sent to us by Jerry Jarvis.