Whale and Dolphin Sightings Report – Mon Aug 2

Friends of ocean life, It was another wonderful day out in the Channel with relatively calm seas and abundant life to see and enjoy.  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today: 3 Blue Whales (including one mother with young calf) 1 Humpback Whale800 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions This is the prime time for our summer whales AND a great time …

Whale & Dolpin Update – Sun Aug 1

Santa Barbara Ocean Lovers, The abundance and diversity of marine life remains excellent in the Channel.  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today: 6 Blue Whales400 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions  This is the prime time for our summer whales AND a great time to see the largest animal that ever lived on the planet:  the Blue Whale…get on board …

Whale Report – Friday July 30

Santa Barbara Ocean Lovers, The abundance and diversity of marine life remains excellent in the Channel.  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today: 12 Blue Whale (including one Blue Whale mother and her calf) 7 Humpback Whales  (including one Humpback Whale mother and her calf)1 Fin Whale (aka “Finback”) 1 Minke Whale 20 Dall's Porpoise 500 California Sea Lions This is the prime time for our summer whales…get on board …

Whale Update – Thurs July 20

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, Another  “jackpot” day today with sunny skies and a great diversity of species for one single day.  The summer species remain in great abundance on the feeding grounds near Santa Rosa…and here is a summary of those marine mammals watched closely by the Condor Express today:  8 Blue Whale 12 Humpback Whales 17 Risso's Dolphins1 Basking Shark500 California Sea …

Wed July 28 – Whale and Dolphin report

Nature Lovers, We “hit the jackpot” today with sunny skies and a great diversity of species for one single day.  The summer species remain in great abundance on the feeding grounds near Santa Rosa…and here is a summary of those marine mammals watched closely by the Condor Express today:  11 Blue Whale (It was a mother and her calf)10 Humpback Whales (approached …

Whale & Dolphin Summary –> Tuesday, July 27

Nature Lovers, Wow.  What a great day to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and bright sunlight at our Channel Islands.  The summer species remain in great abundance on the feeding grounds near Santa Rosa…and here is a summary of those marine mammals watched closely by the Condor Express today:  2 Blue Whale (It was a mother and her calf)4 Humpback Whales (approached the boat very …

Whale & Dolphin Update – Monday, July 26

Nature Lovers, The Blue Whales were farther west on the feeding grounds near Santa Rosa Island today, but they did not elude the watchful eyes of our fearless crew.  Here are the number of marine mammals we observed:  10 Blue Whale10 Humpback Whales (including a few breaches, tail lobs, etc) 200 Risso's Dolphins 10 Dall's Porpoise500 California Sea Lions This is the prime time …

Whale and Dolphin Report – Sunday July 25

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, The Blue Whales were on the feeding grounds today and here are the number of marine mammals we observed: 5 Blue Whale500 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions  Advise interested parties to make their reservations early, the word is getting out and spaces may be limited…we'd love you and your clients to be part of the action!    Our daily …

Whale, Dolphin and Shark Sightings for Sat July 24, 2010

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, Today the Condor Express was chartered to the American Cetacean Society, hence it was an 8-hour adventure, approximately double our normal time on the grounds. Here are the sighting numbers:  10 Blue Whales15 Humpback Whales50 Risso's Dolphins50 Common Dolphins 4 Bottlenose Dolphins500 California Sea Lions AND… 1 large Basking Shark ! Menu de jour:  Krill (shrimplike crustaceans) all over the surface, which gave …

Friday July 23 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, The whales were spread out all over the feeding grounds today and here are the number of marine mammals we followed closely: 8 Blue Whale4 Humpback Whales (this was 2 mother-calf pairs !) 4 Dall's Porpoise (the little black and white torpedos!) 500 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions Advise interested parties to make their reservations early, the word is getting out and …