Three humpback whales, one breacher…and more

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, humpback whale mother and calf, minke whale, sea lion

Breaching humpback whale.

2018 09-27 SB Channel

Captain Dave ran a bit west, then out to the south.  Most of the action was only about 4 miles off Campus Point.  Skies were mostly overcast with a moderate breeze.  The sun came out late in the trip.  Sightings for the day included: 1 Minke whale, 3 humpback whales, 800 long-beaked common dolphins and 50 California sea lions.

After a quick trip up towards Platform Holly, a large gathering of dolphins quickly discovered the Condor Express.  They took turns riding our bow, side and stern waves.  Soon the area also produced 2 humpback whales which, on closer inspection, were a mother and her calf (but not the same pair we saw earlier this week off Santa Rosa Island).  Soon a third whale joined the pair and all were pretty busy feeding sub-surface and didn’t seem to have a lot of spare time for any shenanigans.  This theory was soon revised as the third whale breached a couple of times and thrilled all the whale fans on board.  A single, typically elusive, Minke whale patrolled the periphery of this action zone.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.
Bob Perry
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