There seems to be no end in sight as the humpbacks continue to feed in front of Moss Landing. They’ve been coming and going between just outside to harbor mouth to 4-5 miles out.
We continue to see large numbers of sea lions feeding with the humpbacks. It’s a pretty wild spectacle to behold. When it is calm enough, we can turn the engine off and wait.
Looking around the boat, the only sound is the light swell sloshing against the hull.
Then the next thing we know, sea lions start coming up around the boat. First a just a few start coming up. Then suddenly they all come up at once. All 200+ of them. Splashing and barking.
This is soon followed by 4-6 humpbacks whales surfacing in the middle of the sea lions just off our starboard side.
They make their presence known with a loud blast from their massive nostrils as the sea lions scatter.