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Spectacular conditions continue! Humpback whales and dolphins abound.

Image: Condor Express track today. Orange/ yellow lines/arrow indicate slow speed for wildlife viewing.

 

2024 03-18 SB Channel 

 

It was yet another marvelous day for weather and sea conditions! Skies were mostly blue all day, and seas were calm. Sightings for the trip included:  600 long beaked common dolphins, and 4 humpback whales.

 

Captain Dave and the crew took the Condor Express southwest to a position about 3 miles southwest of the Kelp Farm. There were 4 humpback whales in the area. We had time to closely follow 2 of them. These were large adults that were spending a lot of time feeding subsurface. A regular cycle of six minute downtime, followed by a long surface/breathing intervals was maintained.

 

Later we moved 2 miles to the northwest, in the general direction of Goleta Bay. There, we found and watched about 600 long-beaked common dolphins. Great looks for had by all.

 

You never know what Mother Nature has in store,

 

Bob Perry

Condor Express, and

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