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Moss Landing , California 95039
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Blue Whales & Humpback Whales! Also, Risso's Dolphins and a black-footed albatross! Great sea conditions.
A blue whale, 3 humpback whales, 150 Risso's Dolphins, a blue shark, and a basking shark! Incredible!
Eight blue whales and a humpback whale! http://t.co/PfmlvtO
Incredible sea conditions and fabulous whale sightings! The tour started off with great looks at a fin whale. Then we ventured further out where we came across dozens of humpback whales and blue whales feeding. We got incredible looks at lunge-feeding humpback whales!
Calm seas & tons of humpback whales and blue whales! We stayed in neutral most of the trip and whales seemed to pop up in every direction. We even had a brief encounter with 5 very friendly humpback whales that all surfaced right next to our bow. One even spy-hopped! Check out the video from today's trip on the right under Videos. Another incredible day!
Gorgeous summer day out on the bay! Flat, calm seas and a whole lot of humpback and blue whales! We spent our day within one mile radius that was full of maybe 4-6 blue whales and 10-15 humpback whales! A blue whale "chin-slapped" several times off in the distance-- it looked so large that at first we thought it was a humpback whale breaching! It is very rare to see blue whales do pretty much anything high-energy so it was a real treat! On many occasions the blues and humpbacks were within close proximity to one another. Great, relaxing day!
Today was out of this world! We first came across some Risso's dolphins cruising in the calm water. Then further out we saw three blue whales traveling together who were rocketing towards humpback whales that were breaching and tail-throwing. We were soon in the middle of a feeding frenzy! Whales were popping up everywhere & lunge-feeding on krill at the surface. A fin whale cruised head-on towards us so we could see it's right white-sided lower jaw. Great experience for all on board.
We were so lucky to see such a variety of animal life out there today! First, we came across one blue whale that was quickly joined by a second. They traveled together consistently and lifted their heads out of the water while taking a breath. In one photo, you can see the eye (it's shut)-- just next to the crease in it's mouth. Then, we ventured further out and saw even more blue whales and loads of humpback whales including some mothers and calves. We also got to see Pacific white-sided dolphins, Risso's dolphins, and Northern right-whale dolphins. Plus, a Mola mola (ocean sunfish), and several black-footed albatross. Docents from the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz joined us and were thrilled to see such a variety-- a humpback whale breaching 50 yards from our boat was a great finale!!
Choppy seas today but great looks at a blue whale and some Risso's dolphins! The blue was close inside the bay and was feeding on krill. It spent a good amount of time at the surface and came quite close to our boat allowing for some fantastic views. The blue even surprised us with an incredible fluke! I later matched this blue whale's dorsal fin with one of the blues we saw on May 30th. Looks like this whale has been hanging around the bay for over a month!
Great otter and sea-lion viewing today as well. In one picture you can see a sea lion jumped clear out of the water!
Great day on the Monterey Bay! The seas were a bit choppy, but the sky was so clear that the water was a gorgeous shade of blue. The clarity also made it easy to spot the swarms of krill at the surface! It was great to be able to tell passengers where to point their cameras (at the swarm of krill) and wait for the whales to come up with their gaping mouths. Most lunge-feeding pictures are of the humpback whales. The big humpback photographed is "Big Fin" (we saw her last Saturday). Blue whales were also lunge feeding and we would see them turn on their sides and stick their pectoral fins out of the water.
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