Mid-Channel Fun Zone
Captain Eric located a wide swath of cetaceans just about smack dab in the middle of the Santa Barbara Channel today. Winds in the Channel subsided as we heard reports of Santa Ana conditions from Ventura south. Rounding out the fun we watched 6 humpback whales closely (with many more spouts in the area) including one mother and calf pair; 20 Pacific white-sided dolphins, at least 250 long-beaked common dolphins and, for even more fun, 2 Minke whales. It was a sunny day and the looks were outstanding. The amount of both large and small #whales in the Channel continues to raise the bar for late Fall watching.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store.