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Whales, dolphins and an island.

2016 05-28 SB Channel

Captain Dave found stunning sea conditions out in the Channel today the only caveat being the thin marine layer everywhere except at the Island.  Dave ran a course to the mid-Channel region where we had humpback whale activity the past few days.  The area was quite birdy, and a nice group of 50 or so long-beaked common dolphins was feeding on the surface.  Continuing on towards Santa Cruz Island, 2 humpback whales were soon encountered.  They started out as solo whales about ½-mile apart, then came together for about 30-minutes, only to split up again.

Next up on today’s agenda was a nice visit to Pelican Bay and the middle of Santa Cruz Island.   Dave gave his now famous discourse on the geologic origin, prehistoric population, and current management of this beautiful Isle.   After the tour the Condor Express got back on course for a trip home, but just north of the Lanes 2 additional humpback whales were located.

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

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