08-16-2013 The Amazing Spyhopping Humpback!

The marine conditions have been excellent for viewing whales the past three weeks in the Monterey Bay. We have been viewing 8-10 whales consistently within 10 minutes of the Moss Landing harbor. These leviathans are feeding on an abundance of anchovies. Today, as soon as the fog cleared yielding flat calm green seas, a young humpback whale did a spy hop (where they position their heads vertically above the water to get a look at their surroundings), much to every passengers’ delight. Add a large school of salmon, good views of a sunfish (Mola mola) and a pod of bottlenose dolphins to the mix, and we had another fantastic trip. Saturday we have added an 8 – 10 am trip at a reduced price and also a 2:30 pm trip. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Photo by Giancarlo Thomae

Photo by Giancarlo Thomae

About Michael Sack

Boat Captain, Monterey Bay marine life naturalist and guide. Photographer and Videographer.
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