2 of the many whales log on surface again today
Ideal glassy conditions all day fostered wonderful cetacean viewing opportunities. Down east we again found common #dolphin masses, at least 2,100 were estimated, along with their big cousins the whales. Whales included 4 humpbacks (one was Top Notch and another was Rope), and 5 Minke whales. Of the Minke #whales two were very cooperative and regular in their habits and afforded some rare close looks. 3 of the humpbacks were found in the same general hot zone as was reported yesterday, but the other 2 humpback whales were found in deeper water. These deep water whales were Rope and the same side kick she had yesterday when they logged on the surface for a long time, in fact we never saw them do anything else. Today the story of Rope and her pal continued with more logging. The two logged for a long time then seemed to “wake up,” after which they went on a deeper dive. Us humans often talk about the “lazy days of summer,” and perhaps it applies to other species too.
The adventure was wrapped up by a great visit to the east end of Santa Cruz Island. Don’t forget to sign up for that all day Cetacean Society trip scheduled to depart at 8 am on Saturday. [https://acsonline.org/]
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express