Photo:Dorris Welch 09/17/2013

Photo:Dorris Welch 09/17/2013

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 soon as we exited the harbor this morning. We spent over three mesmerizing hours amongst this enthralling event. As we sat there in neutral, the whole gang would swim right towards the boat rapidly and whales surfaced over an over again only feet from the boat. At one point there were twenty whales within a quarter mile of the boat and more in the distance. The thrill of having so many whales so close swimming synchronously surrounding the boat is one we will never forget. This September is one for the record books in Monterey Bay whale watching history!

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