07-16-2014 Humpbacks Feeding inside the Harbor Mouth

Today people were lining the beach and jetty doing whale watching from shore. We had humpbacks 25 yards off the beach today as well as actually inside the Moss Landing Harbor mouth.

Moss Landing Humpback Whales

These two humpbacks were actually inside the Moss Landing Harbor. Photo: Michael Sack, 07-16-2014

It’s hard to imagine the incredible event that is going on right now. In fact, today it was humpback whales feeding pretty much inside the harbor! Just incredible. Moss Landing is likely the best place in the country (maybe the world) to observe these amazing humpback whales right now.

Moss Landing Humpback Whales

More lunge feeding just outside of Moss Landing Harbor. Photo: Michael Sack, 07-16-2014.

It’s pretty rare to watch humpback whales feeding alongside bottlenose dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins along the California coast are typically found just outside the surf zone. Well, that’s where the humpback whales of the Moss Landing Whale park are also feeding. Amazing.

Moss Landing Humpback Whales

The humpback whale feeding frenzy goes into high gear today. Non-stop since our 08:00 AM trip this morning. Remarkable. Photo: Michael Sack, 07-16-2014.

If you plan on going whale watching on the Monterey Bay, Come to Moss Landing!. We are literally getting 4+ hours of face time with the whales. This seems to be the new normal for Moss Landing. It’s pretty much been like this since March.

Moss Landing Humpback Whales

Lunge feeding all day long. Photo: Michael Sack, 07-16-2014

Leaving out of anywhere else in the Monterey Bay, you’re getting 2-3 hours of travel time and little time whale watching. Because most of the whale watching boats are coming to Moss Landing as this is where the action is.

Moss Landing Humpback Whales

The new Moss Landing norm. Photo: Michael Sack, 07-16-2014.

Truly remarkable. Plenty of room on our 08:00 AM trip tomorrow , Thursday.


About Michael Sack

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