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Grays, Lags and White-siders!

2019 03-21 SB Channel First full day of Spring

Although there were a few rain squalls early in the day, by the time our noon public whale watch left the docks skies were clearing. There was a light breeze. Seas were calm. Captain Dave, our guests, and the crew closely watched: 3 gray whales, 10 Dall’s porpoise, and 4 Pacific white-sided dolphins. It has been a while since we’ve seen the Dall’s porpoise and the white-siders!

We left the dock, ran to the west, and not too far from the lighthouse 2 very cooperative whales were located. After a long period, and some great looks, the whales became bothered by a large private power yacht that maneuvered far too close to the whales. We continued west to UCSB where a third whale located.

Captain Dave moved offshore just a little bit when the curious white-sided dolphins located us and we’re very fun to watch. Dave then moved farther offshore, near the mid-Channel region, and intercepted the high-speed porpoises. They were speeding all around including some fast trips near the boat.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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