The early morning fog gave way to sunny skies as the wind picked up a bit today. It was the kind of moderate breeze that adds a sparkle to the water and makes the marine life seem more animated than usual. There was a good variety of mammals and total sightings for the excursion included 600 California sea lions, 350 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 humpback whale. A blue whale showed itself for two breathing cycles which included 14 minute dives.
The dolphin herd intercepted the Condor Express out on the 50-fathom line. A short few miles later the blue whale was seen by some, but not all. The final sighting zone was near the mouth of the Santa Cruz Channel where a 600 individual mob of sea lions and a single humpback were feeding. The whale did a few nice tail slaps and one vigorous tail throw. It was a day with a good variety of mammals.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express