Hot Spot at Santa Cruz Island

2015 09-27 SB Channel

Captain Eric did an extensive search of the marine mammal populations in the Santa Barbara Channel with (once again) spectacular conditions.   It was a beautiful and relaxing cruise looking at the cobalt blue water and calm seas while wafting the mild breeze until Eric located a hot spot at Santa Cruz Island. This was just north of the west end and featured thousands of sea birds, hundreds of California sea lions, 5 humpback whales and at least 750 long-beaked common dolphins. The whales spent a lot of time on the surface and there were several very close and friendly approaches. It was as if all the marine life in the Channel was taking part in the hot spot at Santa Cruz Island.

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

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