Humpback mom and calf plus thousands of dolphins

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, common dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale mother and calf, Santa Rosa Island, sea lion

The large mother whale was an active pectoral fin-slapper today. Photo by Captain Dave.

2018 09-07 SB Channel

Captain Dave and his crew encountered another flat, calm day with a persistent marine stratus layer. Fortunately, the wildlife has been phenomenal, and today we saw 2 humpback whales, 3000 long-beaked common dolphins, 75 offshore bottlenose dolphins and 400 California sea lions.

Near the NOAA mid-Channel buoy a gigantic megapod of common dolphins located the Condor Express.  Miles and miles of these friendly mammals were observed and it was, as always, a mind-blowing sight.

Near The Lanes, another dolphin species, the larger offshore bottlenose, located the Condor Express and wonderful looks were had by all…including the dolphins.

Closer to Santa Rosa Island 2 whales were spotted.  It turned out to be the very large mother and her little calf that we reported about a week ago.  The mother was rolling over and slapping her gigantic pectoral fins near the boat.  It was another spectacular sighting.

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