Gray whale rolls and shows its pectoral fin

four different marine mammal species

2017 03-10 SB Coast

Captain Eric ran two trips today, a 9am and a 12 noon excursion.  His expertise and that of his crew helped locate

2017 03-10 SB Coast

Captain Eric ran two trips today, a 9am and a 12 noon excursion.  His expertise and that of his crew helped locate four different species of marine mammals on each. The totals for the day included 725 long-beaked common dolphins, 32 inshore bottlenose dolphins, and 6 northbound gray whales.

9 am
The Condor Express ran up the coast to the west and located 2 pairs of gray whales about 1 mile off the beautiful UCSB campus. Soon after great looks were had of these whales, a nice-sized pod of dolphins came to the boat and explored all of its various energy fields, aka surfing opportunities…bow, sides and stern.  Finally, on the way east along the coastline heading back to Santa Barbara, we encountered 10 coastal bottlenose dolphins.

12 noon
Two single gray whales were located, the first off the old Lighthouse and the second off More Mesa.  Again the common dolphins, about 225 of them, located the Condor and put on a wonderful meet-and-greet show.  Similar to the morning trip, inshore bottlenose dolphins were found along the beach on our way home.  Now they had joined forces and there were around 22 of them.

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

2017 03-10 SB Coast

Captain Eric ran two trips today, a 9am and a 12 noon excursion.  His expertise and that of his crew helped locate four different marine mammal species on each. The totals for the day included 725 long-beaked common dolphins, 32 inshore bottlenose dolphins, 6 northbound gray whales and California sea lions.

9 am
The Condor Express ran up the coast to the west and located 2 pairs of gray whales about 1 mile off the beautiful UCSB campus. Soon after great looks were had of these whales, a nice-sized pod of dolphins came to the boat and explored all of its various energy fields, aka surfing opportunities…bow, sides and stern.  Finally, on the way east along the coastline heading back to Santa Barbara, we encountered 10 coastal bottlenose dolphins.

12 noon
Two single gray whales were located, the first off the old Lighthouse and the second off More Mesa.  Again the common dolphins, about 225 of them, located the Condor and put on a wonderful meet-and-greet show.  Similar to the morning trip, inshore bottlenose dolphins were found along the beach on our way home.  Now they had joined forces and there were around 22 of them.

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

on each. The totals for the day included 725 long-beaked common dolphins, 32 inshore bottlenose dolphins, and 6 northbound gray whales.

9 am
The Condor Express ran up the coast to the west and located 2 pairs of gray whales about 1 mile off the beautiful UCSB campus. Soon after great looks were had of these whales, a nice-sized pod of dolphins came to the boat and explored all of its various energy fields, aka surfing opportunities…bow, sides and stern.  Finally, on the way east along the coastline heading back to Santa Barbara, we encountered 10 coastal bottlenose dolphins.

12 noon
Two single gray whales were located, the first off the old Lighthouse and the second off More Mesa.  Again the common dolphins, about 225 of them, located the Condor and put on a wonderful meet-and-greet show.  Similar to the morning trip, inshore bottlenose dolphins were found along the beach on our way home.  Now they had joined forces and there were around 22 of them. It was remarkable to see four different species of marine mammals on each trip.

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

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