humpback territory also yields Minkes and dolphins

2015 10-31 SB Channel

Halloween brought the Santa Barbara Channel great sea conditions today, and Captain Eric steered a course to a known humpback whale territory about 9 miles south of the Harbor. There were a total of 2 humpback whales watched today, and they both started the day with very long, 17 – 20 minute down times. Later their behavior changed and the pair actually spent a lot of time logging on the surface. Needless to say, the surface time gave all on board great looks.

Two Minke whales were also watched today, and long-beaked common dolphins were around us in small pods all day…Eric figured a total of 300 dolphins were watched.

Entangled whale update. The little humpback whale we saw Wednesday that was entangled in commercial fishing gear, was spotted today off Orange County.

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

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