Monthly Archives: July 2013

07-29-2013 Humpbacks and Dolphins so close to Moss Landing in Calm Seas

The past ten days we have had ideal conditions for whale viewing inside the bay very close to Moss Landing. The humpback whales have been feeding on anchovies right here at the head of the Monterey Submarine Canyon swimming big … Continue reading

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07-18-2013: The Incredible Breaching Orca

After nice looks at a couple of southern sea otters and a mola, we kept heading west hoping to stumble across a cetacean or two. Then we had a report of a single male orca about three miles from our … Continue reading

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07-16-2013: It doesn’t get much better than this. Humpbacks, Blue Whale, Blue Sharks, Leatherback Turtles, Risso’s Dolphins and More. Perfect Conditions All Day

Today was one of those epic days. We had calm, glassy conditions all day long and the Bay is alive and in full swing with an abundance of marine wildlife. Right now, a lot of it is happening just outside … Continue reading

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07-12-2013: More Fluking Blue Whales, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins and Northern Right-whale Dolphins

The is the longest streak of nice conditions and close in sightings we’ve had in recent memory. Lately, we’ve been on the animals within 30 minutes of leaving the harbor. So that’s always nice. We were on two large blue … Continue reading

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07-11-2013: More Blue Whale Action, “Delta” The Blue Whale Shows Up, Risso’s Dolphins

The blue whales just keep coming. Today we were a handful of the largest animals to have ever roamed the earth: The mighty blue whale. They were all around in a 2-3 mile area and we could see other blows … Continue reading

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07-07-2013: Many blue whales, but dolphins stole the show

Another awesome day out on Monterey Bay today. We found a big blue whale within a few miles of Moss Landing and it just keep getting better as the day progressed. The blue whales are inside the bay and focusing … Continue reading

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07-04-2013: The Motherlode Moves North, Great Looks at a Mola Mola

We had more of the same today as the blue whales and humpbacks move closer to home. And the conditions were near perfect. Plenty of sun and visibility. We could see spouts in the distance and had reports of whales … Continue reading

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07-03-2013: Perserverance Payed off, We hit the Motherlode

Holy mackerel. The marine conditions have been unstable lately. When I woke up this morning the ocean conditions were pristine off of Moss Landing. I like to enjoy my morning coffee while I check out the ocean conditions at the … Continue reading

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