Monthly Archives: November 2012

11-22-12 Happy Thanksgiving! Plenty of space this weekend.

This week we continue to see our faithful pair of humpback whales feeding right outside of Moss Landing Harbor. Also we are spotting Orcas 2-3 times each week, which is always a thrill. The weather is absolutely beautiful here on … Continue reading

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11-18-2012 Slap-happy Humpbacks and Frolicking Dolphins

Leaping Risso’s Dolphin Today was a perfect example of why we LOVE what we do. We had great whale and dolphin experiences and really calm seas plus sunshine. We knew things were off to a great start when were greeted … Continue reading

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11-13-2012 Stellar Conditions – Orcas, Humpbacks, Rissos Dolphins and Dalls Porpoise

It’s been a variety show this week for sure. Highlights have been a nice pod of orcas today with a huge bull, a speedy pod of Dall’s porpoise yesterday, incredible Risso’s dolphin activity a few days back and our local … Continue reading

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11-10-2012 Orcas Rule in Monterey Bay!

We just spent several hours with a pod of eight Orcas out in the middle of the bay. The distinctive male we call “Choptop” due to his cut off dorsal fin was hunting with his pod of mostly females and … Continue reading

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11-09-2012 Rare Pinnipeds, Late Humpbacks, Occasional Orcas and Abundant Rissos Dolphins

Juvenile Steller Sea Lion hanging on the MLA Buoy at Moss This past week has been a mixed bag out here on Monterey Bay. First mention goes to our unusual sightings of rare Otariids (fur seals and sea lions).We had … Continue reading

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10-31-2012: Offshore Orca’s Come into The Bay

A rare encounter with a variety of orcas known to scientists as “Offshores” come into The Monterey Bay. Photo Sack, 10-31-2012. What an excellent week we’ve had. The weather has been perfect. Calm, glassy conditions all day long. Humpbacks, orcas … Continue reading

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