A spectacular sunny day and calm seas on the Channel and here is what we watched closely today:
6 Blue Whales (many more spouts in the area) 4 Humpback Whale (more all around) 1,200 Common Dolphins
Krill was seen near the surface towards Santa Cruz Island today, which MIGHT indicate some surface lunge feeding could happen as soon as tomorrow. Who knows? We do know that both the Blue Whales and Humpbacks are abundant on the feeding grounds and are putting on a great show for the whale watching guests on board the Condor Express. We are in the summer peak season now. Unbelievable. The Humpbacks came close to the boat (as they often do), and the giant Blues were observed “racing,” which is infrequently seen and may have to do with some kind of mating ritual…no matter, it is amazing to see the largest animal that ever lived on the planet carrying on before your very eyes.
We have had quite a few days with dense populations on the grounds. Who knows what the future may bring. Suggestion: sign up now and get in on all the action while it lasts. The Audubon Society has a deep water pelagic bird trip tomorrow (Saturday) and then Sunday we're back on teh regular whaling schedule.
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In addition to the expert crew on the Condor Express with over 35 years of experience, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteer naturalists, representatives from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park, are usually on board and available to answer your questions during the trip.
Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day!
Bob Perry Condor Express