Our early of run of feeding humpbacks continue. We saw a massive school of anchovies pass under the boat today. The water was clear enough so that we were able to get a good look. They were likely being chased by the feasting humpback whale that had just sounded 25 yards off our starboard side. The Bay is happening right now.
Today was all about this surface lunging humpback. This animal was involved with a serious feeding frenzy. I mean seriously. This thing was surface lunging on anchovies about every 3-5 minutes for about 3 hours. Really neat to see. Just before a massive surface lunge, a 6′ diameter ball of anchovies would break the surface a few inches. That would be followed by gaping mouth of the mighty humpback whale.
Then there were the Pacific White-sided dolphins that seemed to be working the anchovies right alongside the humpback. At one point we got the boat underway and the Pacific White-sided dolphins started bow riding and launching along side us in our wake. Very cool.
We even came across an Olive Ridley turtle. They’re usually found quite a bit further south. They are known to nest on the beaches of Central America and Mexico.
And of course the perfect weather conditions made for a very pleasant trip and easy going.