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The Humpback pod the grew and grew – Sat April 2, 2011

Friends, A cool and overcast day with calm seas and light winds on the Channel today, and here is what the Condor expressly saw: 9 Humpback Whales (read the details below) 25 Dall's Porpoise 5 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Long beak Common Dolphins On the 9am trip we encountered a tight group of 5 full grown adult (female?) Humpbacks and followed them as they dove together, spouted and tail fluked together for over an hour.  In the near distance were several other Humpack groups.  Towards the end of this magical hour one of the outlying whales joined the pod making the tight group now 6.  On the 12 noon trip we were back out to see the vast area of Humpback spouts, and now the group had 7 individuals (6 females and 1 male), and as before, they had long surface times and short down times….always as a tight group.  Finally, on the 3pm afternoon trip, the pod had expanded its ranks again, and now there were 9.  What an amazing sight.  You never know what Mother Nature has in store for you in the way of fabulous sightings when you come on board. Make your reservations (9am, 12 noon, or 3pm) now and see the mighty Gray Whales as they migrate back home to Alaska, plus  whatever else is happening out there in our wonderful Channel. I'll post the images I took on our photo site tomorrow. Call 888-77WHALE  or 805-882-0088 to book your trip.

…or to view photos from our previous trips:

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

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