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7 Gray whales: the northbound migration is ramping-up!

2019 02-24 SB Coast

Two public whale watching trips (9a and 12n) preceded a private whale charter (3p). Seas were calm and glassy all day long. Although no dolphins found the Condor Express today, we did closely watch 7 northbound migrating gray whales.

Whales were spread out up and down the north central portion of the Santa Barbara Channel, from Santa Barbara Harbor west to Coal Oil Point (aka “Counter Point” due to the Gray Whales Count census volunteers located there). Five of the whales were by themselves, and the final two of the day were a pair. Several of them were ardent tail-flukers, which is always a treat.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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