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Fin whales and more

2016 07-08 SB Channel

Captain Dave reports clear sailing conditions and another epic day full of cetacean sightings in the Santa Barbara Channel.  Totals for the day:  humpback whale = 1,   blue whales = 6 (more all around), fin whales = 2, and long-beaked common dolphins = 500.  Here is the story…

The first hot zone was a few miles off the coast and consisted of the humpback whale and the common dolphins.  Good looks were had by all.

Moving southwest, Dave ran into the second hot spot south of The Lanes and he found all the blue whales and fin whales at this location.  How marvelous to see all these true giants of the animal kingdom within a few miles of ocean.

Our final destination was a tour of the western end of Santa Cruz Island with Dave’s interpretation of the geology, natural history, and indigenous tribes.  This tour included a visit to the world-famous Painted Cave.

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

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