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5 gray whales; calm seas

2021 03-18 SB COAST

Captain Dave and his crew ran two public whale watching trips today. The first left SEA Landing at 12 noon and the afternoon trip departed a 300 pm.

It was warm and sunny. The seas were calm all day until the late afternoon. Five Pacific gray whales were recorded today.

Most of the whale action took place on the noon excursion. Sightings commenced just a few miles off Hope Ranch when a pair of whales were closely watched. Tail fluking was common. On a run to the east two additional, single, whales were located a few miles apart. All whales were observed slowly making their way up the coast.

A single whale was watched on the afternoon trip. The sighting began about a mile of Leadbetter Beach, and we tagged along behind as it swam towards the beach and then made a left turn along the shoreline. One nice thing about gray whale watching is the amazing ocean perspective as you look at Santa Barbara and the surrounding beach communities.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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