Monthly Archives: July 2015

07-26-2015: More Humpbacks Show up in The Monterey Bay and Moss Landing, Reports of Blue Whales and More

The marine conditions have been unstable over the last week or so. But we have also had some of the best conditions of the year. So it’s been hard to predict. The afternoon trips have been taking the most hits … Continue reading

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07-23-2015: Humpbacks, Otters and A Friendly Mola Mola

We had mixed results throughout the day today. The humpbacks were scattered on the morning trip. We didn’t see our normal pair right out in front of Moss. So we had to go out about 3-miles to the northwest where … Continue reading

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07-20-2015: Moss Landing Humpbacks, A Handful of Surface Lunges, Elephant Seals and More

Another epic day on the Monterey Bay right out in front of Moss Landing. Perfect, calm condition for most of the day. The humpbacks started grouping up more today than they have been. Over the last week or so we’ve … Continue reading

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07-19-2015: Epic conditions, more whales show up in front of Moss Landing, elephant seals and more

I don’t think I’ve been out in better conditions. Pure glass. T-Shirts and shorts and feeling good. Between six and eight humpback whales showed up out front and have been working together feeding and staying up nicely. We’ve even had a … Continue reading

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07-16-2015: Humpbacks, Risso’s Dolphins, Dalls Porpoise, Elephant Seal and More

As we turned the bend to head into the main channel, I spotted a blow. The mighty humpback whale. At this point we are still a quarter mile inside the harbor. I usually don’t say anything. It’s amusing to see … Continue reading

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07-13-2015: Humpbacks in Front of Moss, More Scattered humpbacks 8-miles out and More

Humpbacks are still on the prowl and feeding within a mile of the harbor. Pretty much been the routine for the last year and a half. We also heard reports of a couple more long diving humpbacks about 8-miles to … Continue reading

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07-06-2015: Friendly Humpback, a Jumping Thresher Shark, mola molas and More

The action started early in the trip as we stumbled across a lone humpback right out the gate. But soon it was obvious this was not a whale we wanted to watch. It seemed like a ten minute diver. So … Continue reading

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07-04-2015: Humpbacks Getting Lively in Front of Moss Landing

It amazes me how different each trip can be. Even more so, how different each minute of each trip  can be. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to what goes down out there. Nature and her behaviors … Continue reading

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07-02-2015: Acrobatic Humpbacks in Front of Moss, Mola Molas and More

We started out the day with thick fog as we departed on our 08:00 am trip. I’m always nervous when we have fog. I just can’t help it. Even though the whales have been pretty much in the same area … Continue reading

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