Multiple whales and thousands of dolphins

2018 08-13 SB Channel

Captain Tasha and her team located and closely watched 3+ humpback whales, 2000 long-beaked common dolphins, 1 ocean sunfish (Mola mola), and picked-up 5 Mylar balloons.  It was a great day on the water.

The action began where we left off yesterday: south of The Lanes and adjacent to the western end of Santa Cruz Island.  Tasha reports the presence of dolphins everywhere and all day long.  One group of dolphins was mixed with California sea lions, and yielded the first whale of the trip.  It was a young whale, but seriously friendly.

Later the Condor Express slowly moved west among the dolphins, and found 3 additional whales.  Two of them were close to the boat, and a third whale (not included in the count) was seen breaching at a moderate distance.  The pair of whales was also very friendly to the boat and accompanied by dolphins.  A single ocean sunfish (Mola mola) was found floating on the surface, basking in the sun.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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