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Dall’s porpoise, Bottlenose dolphins, tons of Humpback Whales and a Mola mola too

Dall’s porpoise, Bottlenose dolphins, tons of Humpback Whales and a Mola mola too

What a week.  Again today there were good numbers of humpback whales, 7 watched closely and many more spouts in the vicinity.  Among the memorable visuals of the humpbacks today was one juvenile that spent a lot of time kelping next to the Condor Express.  (Translation:  kelping = playing in the kelp, draping kelp all over its head, sometimes smashing and trashing the seaweed).  At one point the humans had focused their attention on an ocean sunfish (Mola mola) that was near the boat in crystal clear water when 3 humpbacks surface directly under the fish and the whole ascent could be seen from a great depth due to the extreme visibility underwater. Closer to shore we played with a big pod of at least 15 coastal bottlenose dolphins, and on the way home we encountered a couple of high speed black and white missiles….Dall’s porpoise.  The warm sun and calm seas continued our fantasy land adventures today.

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

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