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Whales were near the islands

Thursday, September 8, 2016 –  Gorgeous sea conditions and loads of marine life including 6 humpback whales, 1,500 long-beaked common dolphins, and a mob of at least 250 California sea lions.  Whales were near the islands today.

Things began to heat up about a mile north of The Cave.  Here loads of dolphins came to the Condor Express, and that mega-mob of sea lions is still on fire.  The visit to Santa Cruz island included Captain Dave’s excellent interpretation and a penetration of the Cave entrance.  It is always a thrill.  Two large ocean sunfish or Mola mola were also observed.

Moving west of The Cave, and a few miles off Santa Rosa Island, 6 humpback whales were watched closely with more within close binocular range.  The whales had apparently shifted a few miles west of yesterday’s hot spot.  Great sightings were had by all.

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

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