Whale and Dolphin Watchers, A bright, sunny day and relatively calm seas today, and we were able to take advantage of these sea conditions and ran to the far west end of the Channel to see the “mother lode” of whales. As Capt. Mat said, “this is one of the top 5 days of whale watching I've ever seen.” That's coming from a man who's been a whale boat captain for 15 years. As for me, I've watched whales all over the world, most recently near Glacier Bay Alaska, and nothing compares to this. Okay, so let's qualify things: these are WILD animals and the DO move around from time to time, and there are no guarantees except you'll get a free pass if we don't have significant sightings. But tomorrow's marine forecast is looking great.
The wildlife show consisted of KRILL being up near the surface and both species, Blue Whales and Humpback Whales, were lunge feeding on and near the surface non-stop. It was one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today: 10 Blue Whales 25 Humpback Whales 10 Dall's Porpoise (a speedy little northern species) 300 California Sea Lions (including one massive group of several hundred) 1 Northern Fur Seal (amongst the whales) 25 Pacific White sided Dolphins (mixed in with the feeding whales!) 20 Risso's Dolphins.
Of course, dozens and dozens more whale spouts were seen all around the vicinity, but the above numbers reflect what we closely observed. If the sea conditions hold, this aggregation of Blue's and Humpback's is one of the natural wonders of the world and who knows how long they will remain grouped together. Sign up now and tell your friends. Call 1-888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to get your name on the list before all the spots fill up. Photographs from today's adventure will be available online tomorrow on the boat photo site: www.CondorExpressPhotos.com
Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day ! Bob Perry Condor Express PS This email address is outgoing only, to reach a human being, email me directly at Mr.Zalophus@gmail.com