2019 08-26 SB Channel
7+ humpback whales, 200 short-beaked common dolphins and 2000 long-beaked common dolphins were closely watched today. There were additional whale spouts in the distance, and all of this pointed to a more eastward flow of whales from sightings made the past couple of days. It was sunny today with a light bump from the west, and a morning wind the continued to wane as the day progressed.
South of the harbor we watched several large pods of long-beaked common dolphins and a single group of their short-beaked cousins. Continuing offshore to a point west of the NOAA buoy, Devin the keen-eyed deckhand spotted our first whale. It looked like the same whale that was our first sighting yesterday…a large adult that spent a lot of time on the surface. Today it threw its massive tail and made a huge splash fairly close to the boat. Additional whales were found in the area.
Near Holly we found additional long-beaked dolphin masses and more whales too. Breaching was seen in the distance. As with the big adult, one of these whales also threw its tail. The trip home was full of dolphins.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com