Calm seas result in gray whale mating.

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gray whale mating

Calm seas result in gray whales mating. The  trip across the Santa Barbara Channel was smooth as silk today and we were lucky today to see gray whale mating.  A few seabirds such as phalaropes and shearwaters were observed mostly resting on the surface.  Later a northern fulmar sitting on the glassy surface would approach the Condor Express as we … Read More

Humpback Whales and Minke Whales Spotted Today

Bob PerryCalifornia, humpback whale

California Humpback Whales Thursday, September 27, 2012 Trip Sightings Report: A gorgeous late summer California day in the Santa Barbara Channel with very light winds and calm seas all day. The morning fog broke off early and the sun was bright and warm. The two California Humpback whales seen today were a mother and her calf. The calf approached the … Read More

California Whale Watching Trip Spots Minke and Humpback Whales

Bob PerryCalifornia, humpback whale

California Whale Watching Report Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Trip Sightings Report: California whales were spotted today and included Minke and Humpback whales. The crystal clear, blue water and warm, hazy sun made for spectacular whale watching.  There are bait balls all over the northeastern Channel.  The birds and mammals are feeding, and it is a great time for Southern California … Read More