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Humpback mother lode

2019 05-10 SB Channel

Captain Colton and the crew of the Condor Express ran across the Santa Barbara Channel and found a “mother lode” of humpback whales off Carrington Point, Santa Rosa Island.  Colton estimated several dozen were in the area, of which 11 were closely watched on this single trip.  Skies had a light marine overcast and seas were good.

The whales were found as singles, in pairs and even a trio. It appeared that most were working on bait below the surface, however there were a few episodes of surface lunge feeding at one point. A trio of whales became a bit friendly and came close to the boat for exceptionally good looks. It was definitely a day to remember with lots of spouts everywhere.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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