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Wed July 21 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Nature and Santa Barbara Channel Lovers, It was as if every whale on the West Coast converged on the grounds today !  Incredible.  Here's what I'm talking about:

8 Blue Whale 10 Humpback Whales 75 Risso's Dolphins (swimming with Blue Whales) 750 Common Dolphins 500 California Sea Lions But wait!  There's more to the story today:  The numbers above reflect ONLY whales that were directly observed and followed by the Condor Express.  We saw dozens and dozens more spouts of all kinds all over the place, in the distance.  At one point, we had a mother and calf Blue Whale on our left, and a mother and calf Humpback Whale on our right.  Some of the young calves were exhibiting nursing-solicitation and nursing behaviors around mom.  Very very special stuff today…not guaranteed to happen again, but then, who knows?   We DO expect the numbers of Blue and Humpback Whale sightings to continue for a while, and there is plenty of room available on our daily 10am to 230pm excursions from Sea Landing in historic Santa Barbara Harbor. 

Please be advised that our regular schedule is slightly altered tomorrow, Thursday, July 22.  The Condor Express will run an afternoon trip, departing at 100pm and returning around 530pm.  This is a one-day only change

Our daily trip photos are posted on the internet at Call 1-888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to get your name on the list before all the spots fill up. Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day ! Bob Perry Condor Express

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