A southbound gray whale in the Santa Barbara Channel

Gray whales: 1 adult, 1 juvenile, 1 baby.

2018 01-27 SB Channel.  It was great to be back with the whales and dolphins today…our first whale encounter for several weeks (due to fire, mud, rough seas).  Conditions to day were good and Captain Eric and his crew located 3 gray whales and 500 long-beaked common dolphins.

The first sighting was of a juvenile gray whale.  It was southbound in the mid-Santa Barbara Channel region and kept on a regular 3-minute “easy watching” breathing cycle.

A little further along, in The Lanes, the dolphins located the Condor Express and we had a great time with them for nearly an hour.  As usual, they rode the bow, side waves and stern wake.

The final sighting was a mother gray whale and her calf…a special treat for sure.

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