Here is what we watched closely today:
8 Blue Whales 9 Humpback Whales 700 Common Dolphins
The seas did kick up a bit again today making whale-spotting a challenge for sure. But nonetheless Captain Mat Curto and his sharp eyes located an abundance of cetaceans despite the high seas and winds. There is nothing like seeing the world's largest living creature in its element, busting through the on-coming breakers with the wind whipping the spray off the nose of the beast and the spout flying all over. Wow. One of the many Humpbacks broke away from its group and mugged us to the thrill and delight of the passengers and cameras. Passengers from Holland, Germany, France, Long Beach and Montana were equally amazed by all the whales concentrated in one area. A few surface lunge feeding Blue Whales were seen, and many many more spouts were all around in the breeze.
We have had quite a few days with dense populations on the shelf break. Who knows what the future may bring. Suggestion: sign up now and get in on all the action while it lasts.
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In addition to the expert crew on the Condor Express with over 35 years of experience, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteer naturalists, representatives from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park, are usually on board and available to answer your questions during the trip.
Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day!
Bob Perry Condor Express
PS.. CINC naturalists John, Laura and Stan asked me to post this to the RAIN list on their behalf. So please pardon the contact information which is for the benefit of our usual daily mail recipients.