Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, humpback whale watching, killer whale, orca, Santa Barbara Channel

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today. According to https://orcasoftheworld.wordpress.com Bigg’s killer whales were formerly known as ‘transients’. In 2012, a push was made to rename this type of killer whale in memory of Dr. Michael Bigg (1939–1990). Bigg’s killer whales range all along the west coast of North America, from California to Alaska. They … Read More

Humpback whale “stepping stones.”

Bob Perryhumpback whales, whale watching trips

I think I’ll author a journal article entitled “Humpback whales as giant stepping stones to the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.” I’ve got a bit more data to collect and of course all that number crunching. But that is how things shaped up out there today. As Captain Dave and the crew pushed offshore, heading south towards Santa Cruz, the Condor … Read More

Humpback whales move close to shore !

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, humpback whales

Two surface lunge feeding humpback whales 7 humpback whales 2,000 common dolphins 1 minke whale (fleeting glimpse) Well, whale lovers, it did not take Captain Mat very long to locate humpback whales today. Due to his talent for smelling out whales out of a vast Pacific Ocean, all the whales we watched closely were within a half dozen or so … Read More