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Single noon trip yields 4 humpback whales

2021 04-13 SB CHANNEL

A passing storm front created overcast and cool conditions in the Santa Barbara channel today. A moderate breeze blew from the west. Captain Dave ran a single trip that left the harbor at 12 noon and was able to closely watch: 4 humpback whales, and about 400 California sea lions.

After slowly working our way up the coast into the breeze, we located a single large adult humpback whale about 5 miles off the coast of UCSB. It came close to the boat and we had great looks. Soon we saw a second whale in the area not quite so close, and then a third. I had a nice tail flukes all the way around.

The trip was capped-off by a sighting of a single juvenile whale not too far off Lighthouse Point. Throughout the day we saw several small groups of California and sea lions.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

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