Monthly Archives: June 2012

06-26-2012: Blue Whales Show up in Big Numbers, a Fin Whale, Plenty of Humpbacks Including a Chronic Breacher

Today was one for the record books. I’ve never seen 10-15 blue whales hanging in out in one area. Just remarkable. We noticed the first unmistakable blue whale blast-like spout about three miles outside of the Moss Landing Harbor. Then … Continue reading

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06-24-2012: Epic Conditions, Friendly Humbacks, Cow and Calf Humpbacks, Breaching Humpbacks and Risso’s Dolphins

Another whale of a day aboard the Sanctuary. Warm sunshine, flat seas, and little wind made for outstanding conditions. And it’s a good thing. Because we had to cover some water and spend some time to find the whales today. … Continue reading

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06-22-2012: Tail Lobbing, Spy-hopping, Peck Slapping, Full Breaching Humpbacks Put on a Show, Blue Whale Shows up Too

The humpbacks were restless today. Let me tell you. We could see the commotion from almost a mile away. When we got on the scene it was quite the spectacle to behold. Pretty much the full range of behaviors we … Continue reading

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06-19-2012: Orcas, Humpbacks, Bow Riding Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Northern Right Whale Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins and a Whole lot of Black-footed Albatross

Today was one of those diversity of species overload days. I’m telling you. We got word right out of the gate of some orcas not far from Moss Landing. So we set a course at full cruising speed and made … Continue reading

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06-18-2012: Humpbacks Still Out in Force, Blue Whales in The Bay and Risso’s Dolphins

Another fine day on The Bay. Nice sightings of feeding humpbacks with great surface time, blue whales and Risso’s dolphins. Calm marine conditions made for outstanding marine wildlife viewing.

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06-04-2012: More Lunge Feeding Humpbacks, A Female Elephant Seal and another Blue Whale

Massive krill swarms continue to be the good news out on the Monterey Bay. It all starts with the krill. The krill bring many species of marine life to the Monterey Bay and are the main reason the Monterey Bay … Continue reading

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06-03-2012: Humpback Lunge Feeding Frenzy Continues, Risso’s Dolphins, Black-footed Albatross and Nice Conditions

The lunge feeding frenzy continues with many humpbacks about 5-miles outside of Moss Landing Harbor. It’s nice to be with whales within 30-minutes of leaving the harbor. There were at least 15-20 whales in about a mile or two area. … Continue reading

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06-01-2012: Breaching Humpbacks, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, and the Blue Whales Show up

Major turning point over the last couple of days. Summer whales are here. We’ve had several sighting of fin whales earlier in the week and then we had some nice Blue Whale sighting over the last couple of days. Then … Continue reading

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