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Spectacular Gray Whale

Image: a breaching gray whale.

2023 03-06 SB Coast

Skies were partly sunny and a moderate breeze wafted across the coastal waters. There was a light bump on the water from overnight winds. Sightings included a single, “spectacular” Pacific gray whale.

Captain Devin and the crew located and watched one very active whale about 1 mile south of UCSB. Its breaching behavior in the distance guided is in for this great encounter. The whale continued to breach about 5 more times and also did quite a bit of chin-slapping. It showed its tail fluke on every dive. It was definitely a day that emphasized quality over quantity.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry

Condor Express, and

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