Breaching and lunge-feeding whales, plus many hundreds of dolphins.

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A surface lunge-feeding humpback whale in the Santa Barbara Channel.

2019 10-15 SB Channel

A cruise ship load went whale watching and had amazing sightings. Skies were blue, and the wind did not kick up until the afternoon. Closely watched species were 1500 long-beaked common dolphins and 5 humpback whales.

The first 3 whales were located about 10 miles out, and spread across a 3 mile swath with plenty of dolphins.  One breached several times after we had pulled away…they are “sad to see us go” sometimes. (I made that up).

About 2 miles north and at the start of our trek home, two additional whales were seen at a distance surface lunge feeding.  We move in slowly and had some wonderful looks at this dramatic feeding behavior. This area was filled with seabird and sea lion activity.

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