Monthly Archives: June 2015

06-29-2015: Six to Eight Humpbacks in front of Moss, Close up Tail-lobber, Sea Otters and a Massive Mola Mola

Marine conditions were not ideal today. Early on as we left the harbor visibility was poor. We had some solid patches of dense fog. So that’s never good. We used to get worried when we had dense fog. But lately, … Continue reading

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06-26-2015: Humpbacks Still Just Outside Moss Landing, One Lone Orca Yesterday

The Moss Landing Humpback whale action continues just outside of our harbor. Early in the trip we had one humpback less than a mile from the harbor. We tracked this lone humpback for about 45 minutes before heading out to … Continue reading

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06-24-2015: Moss Landing Remains the Hotspot for Humpbacks

Nothing new to report really. Six to eight humpbacks continue feasting on the abundant anchovies just outside of the Moss Landing Harbor. They have been doing pretty routine humpback whale behavior. Basically going down and coming up. Seem to be … Continue reading

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06-19-2015: Moss Landing Humpbacks Still the Main Show in Monterey Bay

Two miles outside of Moss Landing Harbor continues to be where the main action is on the Monterey Bay. Most of the whale boats from Monterey and Santa Cruz continue to make their way over to Moss Landing for the … Continue reading

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06-18-2015: Humpbacks Still in Holding Pattern Just outside of Moss Landing

We didn’t have an active group of whales today, we had decent numbers. They seemed to be in search mode. Doing some long dives. Check out this video from a couple of days ago:   Every once in a while … Continue reading

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06-17-2015: Six-Eight Humpbacks Feeding Again Just Outside Moss Landing Harbor

Here’s some video from a couple of days ago: The humpbacks seem to be in a holding pattern. Most of the whales seem to be just outside the Moss Landing Harbor. Lately when we head out a little further to … Continue reading

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06-16-2015: Humpbacks Comming up and Going Down Right Outside Moss

The humpback whale action continues to be just outside of the Moss Landing Harbor. We haven’t been seeing many dolphins lately. They must have found another place feed over the last week or so.   We’ve still been heading out … Continue reading

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06-15-2015: Lively Mother and Calf Humpbacks, Lunge-feeding Molas Sea Otters and More

We’re starting see more mola molas in The Bay. Also known as the “giant ocean sunfish.” These animals can get to be over eight feet in diameter. Most of the ones see are in the two to five foot range. … Continue reading

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06-13-2015: More Young Humpback Hijinx, Mating Sea Otters and More

The last couple of days ¬†we’ve had overcast, fog-like conditions in the morning giving way to clearer conditions as the day goes on. After the first hour or two, it’s been clearing up nicely. That’s when we start seeing blows … Continue reading

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06-10-2015: Humpbacks Still in Front of Moss Landing in Large Numbers, One Chronic Jumper

It just keeps on getting better. Moss Landing continues to be the hot-spot for large concentrations of feeding humpbacks and the occasional dolphins. The anchovies are bunching up against the canyon ledges and the humpbacks seem to be taking advantage … Continue reading

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05-31-2015: Many Humpbacks, Common Dolphins, Sooty Shearwaters, Feeding Otters and Active Orcas

The Summer action is here. The only thing missing are large numbers of blue whales. But we did see one a few days ago and it looks like the humpbacks a little further out are feeding on krill. So hopefully … Continue reading

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