Humpbacks and dolphins on a nice summer day in the Santa Barbara Channel

Epic Summertime Sightings

2019 07-05 SB Channel 

It was a beautiful sunny day in the Santa Barbara Channel with epic summertime wildlife sightings. Capt and Colton and the crew reported seven humpback whales, 1000 long-beaked common dolphins, and over 100 California sea lions. 

Some of the highlights included one whale very early in the trip that spent some time looking us over quite closely. Later there was a large female swimming around in an area with a small juvenile (was it her calf?) At one point a little calf got fully airborne. Apparently this little guy had every single part of the body out of the water in a stunning display. If you don’t believe me look at the Condor Express FaceBook page and see the photo taken by our friend Angelo Senna! WOW!

Dolphins and sea lions were around all day, as has been the case this summer.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry
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