One whale watching trip today (12 noon) and 6 gray whales were closely observed. This was 3 mother-calf pairs heading west back to Alaska. The show stopper was when 2 pairs stopped and played in and out of the kelp beds adjacent to the old Santa Barbara Light Tower (no longer in service). There was merriment, spy hopping, baby climbing on mom’s back, and all the best that these cow-calf pairs have to offer.
Special thanks to the Captain of the Condor, David Beezer, for this fantastic report.