Epic fall conditions have prevailed over the last week. And the humpbacks are still feasting.
Today the whales were about 5-6 miles out. So we have been having to go out a little further lately. But they’ve been coming and going throughout the day. We’ll see them closer to shore at different times during the day.
Over the last week or so, they seem to go in and out ranging from just outside the harbor mouth to just over 6-miles out.
And there doesn’t seem to be any pattern. It’s pretty random actually.
The dolphin sightings have been fantastic. Today we had great looks at a mixed pod of about 500+ bow-riding common dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and a small group of about 25 northern right whale dolphins. The clear water and sunlight made the viewing even more spectacular as the common dolphins and northern right whale dolphins rode in our wake and in front of our bow.
The whole Monterey Bay whale watching fleet continues to come over to Moss Landing for the “Big Show” as the whale watching boat captains have been calling it. We talking 4-6 humpback whales feeding along side 200-300 sea lions. As we’ve mentioned, it’s quite a spectacle.
We also came across some krill today. So that was interesting. A late krill bloom? Who knows what that will bring.