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8 humpbacks and 800 dolphins

2019 07-01 SB Channel

It was a clear and sunny day in the Santa Barbara Channel with a moderate wind and chop. Sightings included: 8 humpback whales and 800 long-beaked common dolphins.

The first sightings took place about 5 miles SW of More Mesa where three individual whales were located along with several pods of dolphins containing one hundred or so individuals. After watching these animals for a while, Captain Dave and the crew of the Condor Express moved SE where a nice assemblage of 5 whales and several hundred additional dolphins were watched. A mother humpback and her calf were among the five. The highlight of the trip, as described by Dave, happened when all the whales had been down for a while and then all surfaced together from directly underneath the boat. Wow! What an exhilarating sight to behold.

The trip home yielded even more dolphins.

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

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