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A humpback, two gray whales and dolphins too

2016 01-29 SB Channel

The day started out sunny with moderate winds, but both clouds and winds filled-in towards the end of the trip. Not far offshore our first sighting was an adult humpback whale that was heading almost due east. It took one breath, then spent a lot of time swimming just beneath the surface where it could easily be seen by the whale fans on board the Condor Express.   Long-beaked common dolphins were “common” all day long, in groups ranging from just a few to several dozen at a time.

As the conditions got a little more windy, Captain Dave and his crew put the seas astern and headed east to do some exploring. It was not long until he was riding along with 2 nice adult gray whales as they, like the humpback, headed east. Good looks were had by all. As we watched the gray whales we also stopped for a few minutes to observe a very large ocean sunfish (Mola mola).

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

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