Gray whales=5, Humpbacks=13, Dolphins=300
2019 03-15 SB Channel
Drop dead gorgeous weather and sea conditions prevailed all day today in the Santa Barbara Channel. Captain Tasha and her crew ran two trips: a private charter at 9 AM, and a public whale watch at 12 noon. Totals for the entire day include: five gray whales, 13 humpback whales, and 300 long-beaked common dolphins. This is a prime time for cetaceans in our area!
The morning trip consisted of a full boat full of eager elementary school students from Carpinteria. The first two whales were located just in front of the harbor entrance and it was two grays. Great looks at their tail flukes. Moving offshore Tasha and her team located three humpback whales and a nice pod of about 100 dolphins.
On the public will watch trip at noon three gray whales we’re found just outside the harbor… Again great tail flukes. Moving offshore about 6 miles there was a massive congregation of humpback whales. We had time to closely watched 10 of them on this trip. Another nice herd of dolphins, about 200 of them, we’re also seen.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store.
Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com