killer whale

Update on Friday’s Killer Whales !

Friday – Killer Whales Update on Friday’s Killer Whales on the Condor Express! Our friend and killer whale researcher, Alisa Schulman-Janiger, has looked at the photographs and has provided us the following diagnosis: “YOUR ORCAS: are the CA122s (Bigg’s/transients)! The new calf is most likely CA122A2. If you had just 5 orcas, it looks like they have lost one juvenile. …

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today.

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today. According to http://orcasoftheworld.wordpress.com Bigg’s killer whales were formerly known as ‘transients’. In 2012, a push was made to rename this type of killer whale in memory of Dr. Michael Bigg (1939–1990). Bigg’s killer whales range all along the west coast of North America, from California to Alaska. They …

The same 2 humpback whales go wild again. Wow!

Humpback whales go wild again Two humpback whales “mugged” the Condor Express repeatedly today. Captain Eric ran to the eastern Santa Barbara Channel again due to reports of rough seas out at the islands. As he did yesterday, he found the white tailed mother and her juvenile busy lunge feeding on the surface. At one point the juvenile rolled over …

Epic bottlenose dolphin sightings and lots more !!

Epic bottlenose dolphin sighting A gorgeous, crisp, sunny and cool winter trip on the Condor Express took everyone on a great adventure today. Starting off in the southwestern Santa Barbara Channel, we watched one of our local favorite humpback whales that we call “Hook” because its dorsal fin looks like a can opener. Hook was diving shallow with short down …