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July 24, 2016 – Santa Barbara –

Captain Eric and his crew had some wonderful cetacean sightings today. Totals for the trip included 4 humpback whales (more in the vicinity), 1 Minke whale, 1,000 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 gorgeous ocean sunfish (Mola mola).

Sea conditions were calmer than yesterday but they were replaced by morning fog. The visibility was not perfect until the afternoon when the stratus layer burned off.   Eric ran out to the 50-fathom line and turned the Condor Express to a westerly heading. Before long deckhand Ojos de águila Auggie spotted spouts which, given the limit visibility, was an amazing accomplishment. The whales were fairly friendly and showed good flukes. All the while we were around the dolphins which, again, were with many calves. At one point a large Minke whale came into the area and surfaced several times.

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

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