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1 lunge-feeding humpback, 4 Grays and loads of dolphins

2019 03-19 SB Coast

Captain Dave ran a single noon trip today and found overcast conditions in the Channel with a light breeze and generally cooler temperatures (as it is a supposed to rain in the next few days). His trip today was productive and great looks were had. Sightings included: four gray whales, one humpback whale, and 200 long-beaked common dolphins.

Great luck surrounded the trip today and our first encounter was with four gray whales just west of the harbor. By the way, one was going south, and the others going north… which is what they’re supposed to be doing this time of year. This southbound whale breached twice… Wow! Captain Dave then ran the outside leg about 2 1/2 miles off the beach and right away 200 dolphins located the boat. There was quite a bit of feeding going on in the area and birds were diving everywhere. Soon a small humpback came in, attracted by all the activity. The whale did a bit of surface lunge feeding! Always great to see, except if you’re an anchovy.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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