Monthly Archives: May 2012

05-27-2012: Humpbacks All Over, our First Fin Whale Sighting of the Year

Over the last week we had some of our best wind events of the year. 20-30 knot winds and 5′-7’+ wind waves stirs the The Bay up just right for krill blooms. Those strong northwesterly winds are what bring the … Continue reading

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05-22-2012: Lunge feeding and Tail Lobbing Humpbacks Turned Friendly

Today was one of those once in a lifetime experiences for most people. To see repeated lunge feeding and tail lobbing was one thing. But when the friendly behavior started, things really got interesting. After frolicking around, surfacing feeding, the … Continue reading

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05-20-2012: Humpback Whales, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins and Northern Right-whale Dolphins

The Bay is alive with cetaceans. Unfortunately the weather got in the way a couple of times this week. But that’s what keeps the whales coming back. It’s been an up and down kind of week. After last week’s remarkable … Continue reading

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05-16-2012: Breaching Humpbacks, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins

It’s different out there every time. Let me tell you. It was incredible just two days ago to see spouts in every direction we looked. When it’s like that, we kind of just go pod to pod to see which … Continue reading

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05-15-2012: Humpbacks Everywhere, Reports of Orcas

Sorry I haven’t written a post in a while. Dorris has been in Ireland and Scotland for the last couple of weeks and I’ve been running things solo. So I’ve been a bit overloaded with keeping up with day to … Continue reading

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05-03-2011: Orcas Attack and Kill a Gray Whale Calf, Humpbacks try to stop it, Chase After Orcas

The Monterey Bay never seizes to amaze me. Seriously. Just when you thought you’ve seen everything, we have what happened today happen. Just remarkable. Over the last week we’ve had some weather extremes. One day it’s perfect: Glassy ocean surface, … Continue reading

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