The Channel midriff produces lots of whales and dolphins.

Bob Perrywhale watching california

We had a huge amount of long-beaked common dolphins like these in the Channel today.

2019 09-25 SB Channel

We worked the mid-Channel region on a day with bright sun and a little wind and chop from the southeast.  Totals for the day include: 7+ humpback whales and 2500+ long-beaked common dolphins.

A nice hotspot formed just south of the NOAA buoy and moved in and out of The Lanes.  We saw lots of big pods of dolphins as well as a pair of whales.  Soon thereafter we found a trio of whales.  The whales were feeding sub-surface and had nice intervals to breathe and digest in between forays. Later a single whale was also seen, and the area had more whale spouts in the distance.

On the way home a mega pod of dolphins in a long line led us directly to our 7th whale.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.

Bob Perry
Condor Express, and

PS  There is no public whale watch tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 26.