Five Gray Whales and Painted Cave

Five Gray Whales Although it was glassy and nice near Santa Barbara Harbor,  it was not far offshore that the winds kicked up and we had blown-out whitecaps and spray.  Nonetheless the keen eyes of our crew located two gray whales not far off the north face of Santa Cruz Island.  Turning east to follow along on the migration route …

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 …