Even more: glassy seas, common dolphin masses, great humpbacks

2021 08-09 SB Channel

A high stratus layer dispersed around noon and the rest of our time was spent under sunny, blue skies. Seas were glassy and calm again. Sightings reported include: 6+ humpback whales, 6000+ long-beaked common dolphins and 1 Minke whale.

Not far outside the harbor we had a few fast and fleeting glances and a Minke whale. Although this is the area where we have encountered a pair of friendly Minke’s, this one today was not.

The humpback and dolphin action started about 9 miles due south of the harbor. Here we reached the edge of yet another massive common dolphin aggregation that spread out as far as you could see, and were with us in the thousands all day thereafter. At this same spot we watched a mother humpback with her calf. All of the humpbacks did not seem to be traveling, but instead, were feeding subsurface and showing a lot of tail flukes.

Two miles to the west two single juveniles were watched, and further still to the west we found another mother and calf. All the while, the Condor Express and the whales were surrounded by endless dolphins.

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

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