Monthly Archives: August 2012

08-30-2012 Humpbacks are back and showing off

What a difference a day makes. Once we got out to the deep water at the north slope of the canyon today we found the waters alive with life. The swarms of actively feeding birds were a telltale sign that … Continue reading

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08/27/2012 Blue and Fin Whales are back!

Yesterday we hit the jackpot with whale sightings and it was about time! We had three fin whales circling our boat, blue whales surfacing close by in clear water so the turquoise blue coloration really shone through the water. We … Continue reading

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08-14-2012: Two Different Pods of Orcas, A Feeding Blue Whale, Humpbacks, Risso’s Dolphins, Northern Right-whale Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, a Mola Mola, Northern Fur Seal and more

Wow! What a difference a day makes. Just incredible. A full day of calm smooth conditions, plenty of animals. We came across a Mola Mola within 20-minutes of leaving the harbor. So that was good. It’s nice to break it … Continue reading

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08-13-2012: Far Out Humpbacks Heading South, Pacific White-sided Dolphins Running With Tuna

The last week has been difficult for whale watching. We’ve had some high winds and rough seas, making it hard to get out to where the whales seem to be right now. Which is a few miles outside The Bay. … Continue reading

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08-07-2012: More of the Same Orcas from yesterday, Lumpy Conditions

Orcas on the hunt just outside of Moss Landing, CA. Photo: Sack, 08-07-2012 These orcas seem to be hanging around. They’re here feeding mostly on the sea lions and harbor seals. We’re starting to see the male sea lions making … Continue reading

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08/05/2012 Orcas are the Highlight this Week

This past week has been up and down out there on the Bay. We’ve had nice calm conditions mostly and no thick fog. The humpbacks have been the star attraction earlier in the week, with fantastic surface lunge feeding not … Continue reading

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