Five giant blue whales, a big fin whale and several hundred dolphins

Bob Perryblue whales, common dolphins, Condor Express, fin whale, Santa Barbara Channel

Pacific harbor seals are often seen in the harbor. I guess they don't call them "harbor" seals for nothing.

2018 07-06 SB Channel

Captain Dave and the crew of the Condor Express encountered sunny skies today.  It was breezy out in the southern part of the Santa Barbara Channel, but very nice and calm in the northern half.  The following closely watched cetaceans were reported:  5 blue whales, 1 fin whale and 500 long-beaked common dolphins.

South of The Lanes, where the breeze took hold, the day started off with three giant blues west of the Painted Cave.  It is always dramatic to see the tall spouts of these giants being whipped by the wind.  More spouts seen to the east resulted in an additional pair of blues plus a single fin whale.

On the trip home two herds of dolphins, each with a couple hundred members, located the boat and got great looks at the humans.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.
Bob Perry
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