Another Top Notch Trip + Dolphins

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, Mola mola (ocean sunfish), Velella velella

  Another Top Notch Trip + Dolphins The little west swell from yesterday pretty much died down and the light morning breeze and stratus layer soon gave way to partly sunny skies and near flat glass conditions.  Most of the early portions of the trip was spent playing with the long beaked common dolphins which were in small pods and … Read More

A NOTCHural humpback experience

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Velella velella

A NOTCHural humpback experience Gentle breezes and bright sunshine greeted the cetacean fans on board the Condor Express today.  We spent the day in the northeastern Santa Barbara Channel again and the whole region was swarming with long beaked common dolphins, black vented shearwaters, California sea lions and quite a few Velella velella (purple sailor jellies).   Before long “Top Notch” … Read More