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Condor Express frozen in place – unable to move due to friendly Humpbacks

Folks who love the knobby-headed beasts,

Great mild summer weather and mostly glassy seas today, and here is what we watched closely today:

0 Blue Whales 8 Humpback Whales 1300 Common Dolphins 6 Dall's Porpoise 1 big Egg Yolk Jelly

You may notice the number of Blue Whales for today's adventure was zero.  Although we are sure there were big Blues on the grounds, we could not possibly get to them today.  Why?  Because the friendly Humpbacks had us pinned-down, unable to break away and move the boat.  Seriously…that's the kind of “problem” we had today.   On the one hand, unable to go see the Blues.  On the other hand, 4 or more adult Humpbacks all around the boat, both sides, front and rear, even emitting big bubble blasts directly beneath the boat.  There was a lot of  trumpet vocalization, rolling and tumbling around and it lasted almost a full hour.  What an amazing experience for all.

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.

 Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your trip.

Visit our NEW website: …or to view images from today and from previous trips: 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

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