05-08-2-15 Adorable humpback calf showing off

Lovely conditions today – sort of magical out there. This was the calm AFTER the storm. We were treated to at least five sets of humpback whale pairs from right off Moss Landing to about five miles out. The big treat was a new calf with its mom spending lots of surface time giving us great views. It breached several times right near the boat for all to see! To top it all off we had bow riding LB Common Dolphins playing alongside the boat on the way in. A gray whale mother and calf were spotted on our early am trip right outside the harbor heading north. The otter sightings todays were extra special as well with several feasting in huge crabs right by the boat. It was sure a swell day out there!
Report of orcas outside the bay today straight West, so we are hoping for them this weakend inside the bay. This is the highest probability weekend for Orca sightings in Monterey Bay as the largest concentration of gray whale mother:calf pairs are heading through this week.

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