Monday, Labor Day — Whale Report

Happy Holidays, Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today: 3 Blue Whales (including a mother and her calf)12 Humpback Whales (mostly feeding on the surface) 25 California Sea Lions1 Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)  It was a nice day out on the grounds.  Of course, you never know on a day to day basis what mother nature has in store.  But it …

Whales and Dolphins — Sunday Sept 5

Dear Ocean Lovers, Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today: 1 Blue Whale2 Humpback Whales100 Common Dolphins  (mostly feeding on the surface) 25 Risso's Dolphins25 California Sea Lions1 Harbor Seal  Of course, you never know on a day to day basis what mother nature has in store.  But it is always an amazing day full of sea creatures and adventures on the …

Whales & Dolphins Seen on Friday Sept 3rd

Friends of Whales, Again we see Blues and Humpbacks together on the feeding grounds doing what they do best:   feeding!  Surface feeding is fairly rare since most of the krill are below the surface during a “normal” August, but the water is cooler than normal, and something is driving the krill up.  What a spectacle!   Here is what the Condor Express …

Whale Report – Thurs Sept 2nd

Friends of Whales, Again we see Blues and Humpbacks together on the feeding grounds doing what they do best:   feeding!  Surface feeding is fairly rare since most of the krill are below the surface during a “normal” August, but the water is cooler than normal, and something is driving the krill up.  What a spectacle!   Here is what the Condor Express …

Whales – Wed Sept 1st

Friends of Whales, Again we see Blues and Humpbacks together on the feeding grounds doing what they do best:   feeding!  Surface feeding is fairly rare since most of the krill are below the surface during a “normal” August, but the water is cooler than normal, and something is driving the krill up.  What a spectacle!   Here is what the Condor Express …

The GLUTTONS are still at it! Whale Report – Tues 8/31

Friends of the Santa Barbara Channel, Again we see Blues and Humpbacks together on the feeding grounds doing what they do best:   feeding!  Surface feeding is fairly rare since most of the krill are below the surface during a “normal” August, but the water is cooler than normal, and something is driving the krill up.  What a spectacle!   Here is what …

The Whales are feeding on the surface! Monday, Aug 30

Whale and Dolphin Watchers, The big boys are back in town.  Blues and Humpbacks moved west and are now back on the Santa Rosa Island feeding grounds.  Today there was abundant surface lunge feeding activity as the krill was up.  What a day!  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today:  2 Blue Whales  200 Common Dolphins (actively feeding)14 Humpback …

Whales are feeding again at Sta Rosa ! Report for Sun 8/29

Whale and Dolphin Watchers, The big boys are back in town.  Blues and Humpbacks moved west and are now back on the Santa Rosa Island feeding grounds.  Today there was abundant surface lunge feeding activity as the krill was up.  What a day!  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today:  2 Blue Whales  9 Humpback Whales 50 Risso's Dolphins20 …

Whale & Dolphin Report – Sat Aug 28

Whale and Dolphin Watchers, In addition to the always great Humpback Whales, the Condor Express had megapods of Common Dolphins again today, as we worked the east end of Santa Rosa Island and west end of Santa Cruz Island.  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today:  2,000 Common Dolphins  3 Humpback Whales (more in the distance)20 California Sea Lions …

Masses of Dolphins !! Fri Aug 27, 2010

Whale and Dolphin Watchers, That's right!  The Condor Express had megapods of Common Dolphins today, as they ran down to the east end of Santa Cruz Island to escape the dense fog and choppy seas out west.  Here is what the Condor Express closely watched today:  2,500 Common Dolphins  (One of the most amazing dolphin spectacles in years!)   If the …