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Glassy seas, sunny skies, thousands of dolphins and 5+ nice humpback whales.

2021 08-08 SB Channel

Captain Dave reports mirror glass, lake-smooth conditions in the Channel today with blue skies and sunshine. Sightings included 5+ humpback whales and 5000 long-beaked common dolphins.

Masses of common dolphins located the Condor Express about 8 miles offshore and huge feeding pods with sea birds were around everywhere in the Channel. The past few days have been near record-setting for the amount of common dolphins.

When we were surrounded by dolphins and birds, southwest of Platform Habitat, 2 individual humpback whales were located. One was a large adult, the other a smaller juvenile whale. With ideal sea and sky conditions the sightings were fabulous.

Further west 2 additional individual adult whales were observed. One laid down a monster breach within good visual range. Again, wonderful looks of both individuals were had. Dolphins, of course, were everywhere.

A bit to the southeast we closely watched a juvenile whale (with dolphins). It should be noted that we saw additional spouts in the distance and just could not reach all of the whales on one trip.

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

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