A massive and active hot spot in the north Channel

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whales, phalaropes, sea lion, shearwaters

So many whales today. They were seen in various sized groups. Here's a trio.

2018 09-21 SB Channel The northern Santa Barbara Channel (that portion closest to Santa Barbara Harbor) exploded with whales, dolphins and sea lions today.  They were joined by thousands of elegant terns, black-vented shearwaters, phalaropes, gulls, pelicans and a few jaegers.  It was the most massive and active hot spot that I can recall in this region of the Channel.  … Read More

THE Place to Be

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale watching, phalaropes, Santa Barbara Channel, Sea birds, sea lion, shearwaters

THE Place to Be It was lat, calm, sunny, clear skies, clear water, no wind and drop dead gorgeous all day.  I have personally never seen so many long beaked common dolphins so concentrated in the north eastern Santa Barbara Channel.  There were pods of #dolphins everywhere we roamed.  At least 3,000 dolphins were closely watched.  Most of these little … Read More

Mirror and rippled glass ocean full of life

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, elegant tern, humpback whale, phalaropes, Santa Barbara Channel, Sea birds, sea lion, shearwaters

Mirror and rippled glass ocean full of life The adventure began under sunny blue skies and a rippled ocean surface.  There was a wind driven swell from the west that hardly anyone noticed, especially when we were riding the waves down hill to the eastern Santa Barbara Channel.  There were more pods and larger pods of long beaked common dolphins … Read More