06-16-2015: Humpbacks Comming up and Going Down Right Outside Moss

Moss Landing Kayak Whale Watching

Dave Grigsby of the Kayak Connection out for a paddle. Humpbacks have been just outside the harbor over the last couple of days. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com 06-16-2015.

The humpback whale action continues to be just outside of the Moss Landing Harbor. We haven’t been seeing many dolphins lately. They must have found another place feed over the last week or so.

Moss Landing Harbor Seal

We’ve been seeing this harbor seal pup foraging just outside the harbor mouth. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com 06-16-2015


We’ve still been heading out about 3-4 miles to take a look around and haven’t seen much. In fact, there’s been nothing outside of Moss Landing.

Moss Landing Kayak Whale Watching

More kayak whale watching. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com 06-17-2015.

All the action has been right out in front of the Moss Landing Harbor. The salmon fishing has picked over the last week or so. That has caused quite the flotilla right in the middle of it all.

Moss Landing Salmon

Moss Landing salmon fisherman Eric Mailander and Giancarlo Thomae land a nice salmon. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com 06-16-2015.

Today the whales were pretty much just going down and coming up, giving us the occasional tail fluke. Pretty routine. They were also staying under for longer. That leads me to believe they were down there doing more searching  or deeper feeding.

Moss Landing Harbor Seal

Another Moss Landing harbor seal. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com. 06-16-2015.

We had a few almost 10-minute divers. Then they would often pop up a half mile away from where they went down.

About Michael Sack

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