Monthly Archives: September 2013

09-27-2013 Massive lunge feeding humpbacks only a few miles out

The whale action today was breathtaking. We came upon a group of about ten whales that were lungefeeding repeatedly in a tight feeding frenzy for hours. If you want to feel like you are in a National Geographic special, now … Continue reading

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09-23-2013 A Whale of a Week so far!

  This Photo by Giancarlo Thomae shows the inside of a whale’s mouth with the two rows of baleen and the pink palate. Note the tiny anchovies escaping from the gaping whale mouth. This week has been quite incredible aboard … Continue reading

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09-17-2013 Synchronized Swimming Gone Wild

Today was wild at Moss Landing with a tightly packed mob of California sea lions and a dozen close-knit humpback whales swimming circles around a school of anchovies for hours. Sanctuary was instantly surrounded by whales and sea lions as … Continue reading

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09-12-2013 The “Whale Soup” phenomena continues

Another steller day on the bay today with at least fifty humpback whales cruising around us and as far as we could see. We had breaches, tail lobs, pec slaps and lunging – the full suite of behaviors. At one … Continue reading

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09-11-2013 Incredible Humpback Whale Action Continues Here

I missed the last six days of whale megapods swarming outside Moss Landing as I was down in Ventura and the Channel Islands with our sailboat. I had to see it with my own eyes today to really believe it. … Continue reading

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09-06-2013 Massive amounts of feeding humpbacks are in Monterey Bay now!

The action is just getting better with humpbacks all over the bay feeding like crazy on schools of anchovies. Only three miles west of Moss Landing the Sanctuary was in the center of a cluster of 20 humpback whales. Just … Continue reading

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09-2-2013 So Many Humpbacks

Today we had to go out a few miles to find whales, but once we did we hit the jackpot! The circling close to Moss Landing came to an end a few days ago. Here are some photos that we … Continue reading

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09-1-2013 Wonderful Humpback Whale action today

Things really changed today out on Monterey Bay. We had a large group of humpback whales actively surface lunge feeding. The anchovies were near the surface so the whales came plowing straight up with their huge mouths open. What a … Continue reading

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