Monthly Archives: October 2012

10-18-2012 Resident Humpbacks Rule Moss plus Risso’s Dolphins

Another beautiful day out on the bay today. The two humpback whales are making their rounds right outside of the harbor mouth. Today we got some very close swim-bys which was a thrill for our passengers. The strange sighting for … Continue reading

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10-27-2012 Moss Landing is having a Humpback Feeding Frenzy!!!

The anchovies are back – and the lunging humpbacks – and the diving pelicans – and the cavorting sea lions. It is wild here at Moss right now. We had two humpback whales at sunset lunging straight up out of … Continue reading

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10-24-2012 The Big Three Today! Orca, Humpback Whales and Dolphins

It started out pouring down rain and I gather our small load of passengers inside the cabin to stay dry. We were hoping for the trusty humpbacks that have been circling right outside of Moss today. But there were gone. … Continue reading

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10-23-2012 Humpbacks Raising a Ruckus at Moss Landing

Our neighborhood humpbacks are still circling right outside the Moss Landing Harbor. They are cruising for food to fatten up for their long journey southward to the breeding grounds off southern Mexico next month. Monday they put on quite a … Continue reading

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10-17-2012 We Hit the Jackpot! Orcas, Humpbacks and Rissos Dolphins

This photo shows one of the many frolicking Rissos dolphins we observed today as they leaped about the boat over and over and over! The hour-long dolphin interlude was enough to make anybody’s day. But something impelled me to break … Continue reading

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10-16-2012 Quick looks at a Variety of Species Today

Beautiful calm and sunny conditions made for a very pleasant cruise today. We had brief looks at a good variety of wildlife today. Here’s the list: humpback whale right at Moss Landing, harbor porpoise, Dall’s porpoise, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Elephant … Continue reading

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10-15-2012 Humpbacks, Rissos Dolphins and, finally, Pacific White Sided Dolphins

Today the treat was a visit by some playful Pacific White Sided Dolphins. I am especially fond of this species of dolphin, as I had the rare opportunity to work with four of them at Long Marine Lab years ago. … Continue reading

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10-13-2012 Orcas Prowling and Humpback Whales Lob-tailing!

Another incredible day out on the water. The conditions are so calm and clear – both the skies and the water. We look down into the water and see so many jellies and other cool invertebrate critters floating by all … Continue reading

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10-12-2012 Incredible Common Dolphins and Phenomenal Humpback Whales

Some days just stand out and today was one of them. Combine glassy calm seas, clear blue water and back to back cool sightings and you get TODAY. The cruise began with close-in Risso’s dolphins. They were a small pod … Continue reading

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10-11-2012 Playful Orcas for Hours, Squirting Squid and Frolicking Rissos Dolphins

This week has been really fun. Today we were with seven very playful Orcas for several hours. This particular pod of killer whales is one we love to encounter as they often show off for us. Today we had multiple … Continue reading

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10-1-2012 Sanctuary Cruises dives into the Submarine Realm

Captain Mike aboard the submarine Antipodes with sub pilot Randy This week are venturing into the depths as we work as the support vessel for the submersible vessel Antipodes. This five-person submarine is owned by OceanGate and affliliated with the … Continue reading

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