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One of the best summers in years.

2017 07-05 SB Channel

A day that started out with a little stratus layer soon turned into a bright and sunny day with mill pond flat and glassy seas.  Captain Dave and his crew located and watched the following:  6 humpback whales, 3 blue whales, 600 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 Mola mola (ocean sunfish). The wildlife sightings have made this one of the best summers in years.

The Condor Express headed southeast. Just beyond the Carpinteria oil rig line a region with scattered humpback whales was discovered.  Common dolphin groups were all around the area too, adding up to many hundreds of individuals.  Although 6 humpbacks were watched closely, there were many more spouts in the area.

Dave continued on his southeasterly path and in The Lanes found several giant blue whales and a Mola mola (ocean sunfish).  Again, as with the humpbacks earlier in the trip, we watched 3 giant blue whales closely but another half dozen or so were all around the zone.  So many whales, so little time!

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

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