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Six humpbacks, two Minkes, 1,500 common dolphins and a turtle

2015 09-23 SB Channel

Six humpbacks, two Minkes, 1,500 common dolphins and a turtle

Captain Dave took the Condor Express to the southwest and around the mid-Channel area located hundreds of very active long-beaked common dolphins. The whole region had “the look” and the crew kept their eyes wide open for possible whales. Soon one, then three, humpback whales came to the surface and another three swam around in the area. One humpback did some surface lunge feeding at a bit of a distance from the boat. Two nice Minke whales were also in the area, probably feeding on the same anchovy schools as the rest of their cetacean cousins.   After a while we pulled away to move to new whale grounds near the coast and one of the Minke whales actively surfed our stern wake.  closer to the coast everyone on one side of the boat saw a turtle on the surface, but it sounded almost immediately. At the end of the day we watched six humpbacks, two Minkes, 1,500 common dolphins and a turtle.

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

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