8 gray whales
Six southbound gray whales formed a tight formation right outside Santa Barbara Harbor. We followed them for a while and they were cooperative as well as predictable. Many fluked up on their deeper dives. Great sea conditions, warm air and good spout-worthy visibility. Out near the Channel Islands we encountered a mother with her nearly newborn calf. The calf was very tiny and was our first calf sighting of the season!
What a day!