Flat Calm, Drop Dead Gorgeous
There was a private charter whale watch trip today, and tomorrow we’ll resume our normal public schedule. As the title of this post implies, we found flat calm, sunny and drop dead gorgeous weather and sea conditions today. Out in the eastern Santa Barbara Channel we found pod after pod of long beaked common dolphins, perhaps as many as 1,500 total. There were many hot spots with sea birds, sea lions and active feeding. In the mix we watched 3 Minke whales and one of them made a friendly close pass along our starboard side in clear blue water. This was a rare and magical experience ! Around the hot spot we also watched a total of 4 humpback #whales, two of them were the calf with “white-on-both-sides” pectoral flukes and its mother. Again, great looks. This magnificent weather should hold for the weekend, so c’mon out and enjoy the cetaceans!
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express Biologist and Photographer
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