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Giant blue whales abound

2017 08-31 SB Channel

It was a bright and sunny day with very calm seas and perfect conditions for finding and watching cetaceans.  Totals for the trip included:  10* blue whales and 800 long-beaked common dolphins.

Captain Dave and his crew steered a course for the giant blue whale feeding grounds and were extremely fortunate.  First, a mega-pod of dolphins located the Condor Express and did a little people-watching.  The pod was stretched out over approximately ½ mile.

Not far from the dolphin encounter the crew began spotting tall spouts.  There were at least 15* giant blue whales in the area, and we had the time to closely observe 10 of them.  Four of the giants were active tail-flukers, and one of the four had a habit of kicking-up its tail then sliding into the deep so slowly it was as if you were watching a slow motion video.  We are all extremely optimistic about the presence of such nice numbers of blue whales for the long Labor Day weekend.  It should be fantastic!

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

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