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Common and Risso’s dolphins plus plenty of humpback whales

2018 11-25 SB Channel

The strong wind that blew through the channel the past few days subsided and we had a wonderful trip today. Totals for the trip include 1500 long-beaked common dolphins, 20 Risso’s dolphins, and 5 humpback whales.

Captain Tasha and the crew of the Condor Express initially headed south west to a location that was very productive a few days ago. On the way three different groups of common dolphins located the boat and we had great sightings. A bit further west we encountered a large group of Risso’s dolphins.  It is always fun to see these large animals.

The boat next ran a loop to the east and a little bit to the north where we initially found three whales and then a little later two more joined the fun. The whales were generally moving but in various random directions so no clear migration appeared to be taking place. There were some wonderful tail flukes visible throughout the encounter.

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

PS  Every year at this time we have a few small maintenance and mechanical items to check prior to our usual Coast Guard inspection.  Accordingly, our next whale watching trip will be Friday.

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