Flat and glassy seas yields gray whales and dolphins

2018 03-07 SB Coast – Four gray whales and 500 long-beaked common dolphins were closely watched on another gorgeous day along the Santa Barbara coast.  Although there were some high clouds, the ocean was mill pond flat and glassy.  This mirror surface always enhances the sightings and is especially great for our guests that take photographs.

The action began after Captain Dave took the Condor Express west and past UCSB.  The whales were encountered in the vicinity of Coal Oil Point, which happens to be a northbound whale census location.  Scientist on the point affectionately renamed Coal Oil Point to Counter Point.  FYI.

Dave followed the trio further west and into the Elwood area before a nice sized herd of dolphins found the boat.

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

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