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August 7, 2016

Captain Eric and his crew explored the west and central Santa Barbara Channel in search of animal life.  The day started with a light breeze as the Condor Express moved to the southwest.  Out on the 50 fm curve the first long-beaked common dolphins found the boat and everyone had a lot of fun.  Continuing on track, the next stop was near the East Channel Buoy.  Here two single humpback whales were located and followed as they swam around in no particular constant direction.  More common dolphins were also found in the area.

Further offshore and in The Lanes there were more dolphins but no large spouts were seen.  At this point in the trip the wind picked up to a more moderate level, so Eric ran east for a while to put the seas astern.  More pods of scattered dolphins were seen on this course heading.  On the inbound trip home the same humpback whales and dolphins we watched on the outbound leg were seen again, not far from their original locations.

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

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