2019 06-08 SB Channel
Captain Dave and the crew of the Condor Express located 13+ humpback whales and 2000 long-beaked common dolphins dispersed over a wide area of the mid-Channel region (5 mi to 12 mi offshore). The morning marine layer dispersed and the rest of the day was bright and sunny with calm seas.
Dolphins and whales were in scattered groups throughout the excursion today. Dolphins located the boat in pods of 200, 100, 500, etc. Clear water enhanced our viewing of these agile cetaceans.
Similarly, the whales were in bunches: 2, 1, 3, etc. All were easy to watch and good looks were had by all. On the way home a passenger saw a whale breaching in the distance. We turned around but by the time we got there it had stopped breaching. But… this sub-adult humpback proceeded to “mug” the Condor Express for over ½ hour. It swam around us, underneath us, alongside and off the bow. Again, the water clarity has improved greatly over the past few days and our looks at this whale ambassador were stupendous.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store.
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