It was another bright, beautiful and flat calm sunny day full of cetaceans out in the Santa Barbara Channel today! And this is what the Condor Expressly saw today: 5+ Gray Whales 150+ Risso's Dolphins
150 California Sea Lions
We watched 5 whales closely, and 2 of them for about an hour. These 2 whales were rolling and tumbling all around, sideways and upside down, seemingly playing with the abundant Risso's Dolphins. In addition to these 5 that we watched, there were numerous spouts in the area. The Risso's were also spread out over a large region and although we watched at least 150 closely, many, many more were out in the periphery.
I'll post todays photographys on the boat photo site tomorrow: www.CondorExpressPhotos.com
You never know what Mother Nature has in store for you in the way of fabulous sightings when you come on board. We watch whales every day of the year (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Make your after-Christmas trip reservations now and join the Gray Whale migration and whatever else is happening out there. Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your trip. Visit our website: www.CondorExpress.com 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 also available to answer your questions during the trip. Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day! Bob Perry Condor Express