Whale and Dolphin Report – Sunday July 25

Bob PerryUncategorized

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, The Blue Whales were on the feeding grounds today and here are the number of marine mammals we observed: 5 Blue Whale500 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions  Advise interested parties to make their reservations early, the word is getting out and spaces may be limited…we'd love you and your clients to be part of the action!    Our daily … Read More

Whale, Dolphin and Shark Sightings for Sat July 24, 2010

Bob PerryUncategorized

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, Today the Condor Express was chartered to the American Cetacean Society, hence it was an 8-hour adventure, approximately double our normal time on the grounds. Here are the sighting numbers:  10 Blue Whales15 Humpback Whales50 Risso's Dolphins50 Common Dolphins 4 Bottlenose Dolphins500 California Sea Lions AND… 1 large Basking Shark ! Menu de jour:  Krill (shrimplike crustaceans) all over the surface, which gave … Read More

Friday July 23 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, The whales were spread out all over the feeding grounds today and here are the number of marine mammals we followed closely: 8 Blue Whale4 Humpback Whales (this was 2 mother-calf pairs !) 4 Dall's Porpoise (the little black and white torpedos!) 500 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions Advise interested parties to make their reservations early, the word is getting out and … Read More

Thurs July 22 – Whale Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Nature Lovers, It was a whale fest on the summer feeding grounds again today.  Although a season high 50 or more whales were in the area, here are the number of marine mammals we followed closely:  17 Blue Whale14 Humpback Whales500 California Sea Lions Now this doesn't happen very often, but towards the end of the trip we had one Humpback Whale that breached (leaping completely … Read More

Wed July 21 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Nature and Santa Barbara Channel Lovers, It was as if every whale on the West Coast converged on the grounds today !  Incredible.  Here's what I'm talking about:  8 Blue Whale10 Humpback Whales75 Risso's Dolphins (swimming with Blue Whales)750 Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions But wait!  There's more to the story today:  The numbers above reflect ONLY whales that were directly observed and followed by … Read More

Tuesday July 20 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Ocean Lovers, What a day!  It was “Marine Mammal Soup,” if you pardon the carnivorous metaphore. The sightings menu for today was as follows: 1 Blue Whale 5 Humpback Whales 1 Fin (aka Finback) Whale300 Common Dolphins (actively feeding)500 California Sea Lions But wait!  There's more to the Humpback story today:  We had a Humpback Whale breach completely out of the water, and another lob it's … Read More

Monday July 18 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Nature Lovers,   The Blue Whales are still on their feeding grounds!  Today we had great sightings, as follows:   3 Blue Whale 300 Common Dolphins (actively feeding) 500 California Sea Lions   We are getting into the heart of Blue Whale Season in the Santa Barbara Channel.  If you know anyone who has never had a good look at … Read More

Sun. July 18 – Whale and Dolphin Update

Bob PerryUncategorized

Dear Nature Lovers, The summer whale feeding grounds were sunny and calm today, but alive with whales.  What a great day we had, observing: 2 Humpback Whales (It was a mother and her calf !) 4 Blue Whales 150 Common Dolphins1 young Elephant Seal (on a rocky ledge on the island) The whales moved to the eastern side of the feeding grounds near Santa Cruz Island, and … Read More

Sat July 17 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Dear Friends,   It is the best of all times for whales and dolphins in the Santa Barbara Channel.  Today the Condor Express found Blue Whales (closely observed), and Humpback Whales (somewhat at a distance), as follows:   3 Blue Whales (including a mother and calf) 3 Dall's Porpoise (the black and white torpedos) 100 Common Dolphins 1 huge Ocean Sunfish, … Read More

Friday July 16 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Bob PerryUncategorized

Dear Friends, It was up to the whale feeding grounds near Santa Rosa Island today, and the sightings were spectacular.  We closely watched:   3 Blue Whales250 Common Dolphins 1 Pacific Harbor Seal 200 California Sea Lions But again, the “behind the scenes” story is special:  2 of the giant Blue Whales were a mother and her calf.  In fact, even … Read More