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It was another Top Notch day

It was another Top Notch day

Not far out of Santa Barbara Harbor we had a chance encounter with the small humpback whale wit a notch in its dorsal fin.  We call it “Top Notch” or just “Topper” for short.  It was a good sighting and the sea conditions on the north side of the Santa Barbara Channel were great.   After looking around the region where we found Topper for a while, no other large cetacea were observed, but several pods of common dolphins came to play.   Before long another attempt was made to cross the Channel and visit Santa Cruz Island, but alas, as it has been the past few days, sea conditions on the southern end of the Channel were not ideal.  We ran to the eastern grounds which has net high yields all week, but again, no big boys.  There were numerous common dolphins to the east (perhaps 1,500 or so), sea lions, birds….all the good signs…so maybe tomorrow will bring more #humpback #whales to this fertile zone.   It was a good day, a Top Notch day.

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

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