A lovely day on the water today for whale watching. Bright sun, a light breeze, and very calm, flat sea conditions. Report from the 12 noon adventure finds one very nice mother-calf gray whale pair. The pair was found off Campus Point and was tracked to the west past Isla Vista to Coal Oil Point (better known as Counter Point). The track of the cetaceans was fairly regular and motivated, but towards the end of the experience, the mother popped her head out of the water and took a good look at the Condor. The nearshore kelp forests were looking spectacular in the bright sun.
Approx 10 bottlenose dolphins were seen as we first left the harbor on this trip.