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3 Humpback Whales, Dolphins and “Top Notch” Gets Airborne

3 Humpback Whales, Dolphins and “Top Notch” Gets Airborne

Out by the oil rigs we found our pal “Top Notch,” who was swimming random submarine paths and showing its tail quite a bit.   After a while it shot out of the water with a massive breach very close to the Condor Express.  After everyone’s adrenaline settled down, TN also found a nice patch of giant kelp and did a bit of rolling around.   We headed south for Sta Cruz Island, but just past mid-Channel we got stopped again by two full grown adult humpback whales.  Before long the duo found drifting kelp and proceeded to carry on with rolls, slaps, and spy hops.   So all 3 humpbacks were very active and put on a good show today.   Sea conditions were flat calm and there was a thin marine layer overhead.  Perhaps 2,000 total common dolphins were observed.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express

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