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 …

Thurs July 22 – Whale Report

Nature Lovers, It was a whale fest on the summer feeding grounds again today.  Although a season high 50 or more whales were in the area, here are the number of marine mammals we followed closely:  17 Blue Whale14 Humpback Whales500 California Sea Lions Now this doesn't happen very often, but towards the end of the trip we had one Humpback Whale that breached (leaping completely …

Wed July 21 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Nature and Santa Barbara Channel Lovers, It was as if every whale on the West Coast converged on the grounds today !  Incredible.  Here's what I'm talking about:  8 Blue Whale10 Humpback Whales75 Risso's Dolphins (swimming with Blue Whales)750 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions But wait!  There's more to the story today:  The numbers above reflect ONLY whales that were directly observed and followed by …

Tuesday July 20 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Ocean Lovers, What a day!  It was “Marine Mammal Soup,” if you pardon the carnivorous metaphore. The sightings menu for today was as follows: 1 Blue Whale 5 Humpback Whales 1 Fin (aka Finback) Whale300 Common Dolphins (actively feeding)500 California Sea Lions But wait!  There's more to the Humpback story today:  We had a Humpback Whale breach completely out of the water, and another lob it's …

Sun. July 18 – Whale and Dolphin Update

Dear Nature Lovers, The summer whale feeding grounds were sunny and calm today, but alive with whales.  What a great day we had, observing: 2 Humpback Whales (It was a mother and her calf !) 4 Blue Whales 150 Common Dolphins1 young Elephant Seal (on a rocky ledge on the island) The whales moved to the eastern side of the feeding grounds near Santa Cruz Island, and …