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 point a humpback got caught up in the kelp and shook its giant tail fluke to shed the kelp. Risso’s dolphins were awesome today as well. The highlight today was when a huge whale popped up only feet from the bow and then cruised along the side of the boat in clear water so all could see it’s body below. Then a pod of dolphins we were watching turned and chased the whale! Pretty cool. We ended the trip with a massive Steller Sea Lion on the MLA buoy. A picture perfect day!

About Michael Sack

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