06-26-2015: Humpbacks Still Just Outside Moss Landing, One Lone Orca Yesterday

Moss Landing Killer Whale

A lone killer whale shows up just outside of Moss Landing Harbor. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com 06-25-2015.

The Moss Landing Humpback whale action continues just outside of our harbor. Early in the trip we had one humpback less than a mile from the harbor. We tracked this lone humpback for about 45 minutes before heading out to the west in hopes of finding more whales, dolphins or maybe even orcas. We never really know unless we head out.

Moss Landing Killer Whale

We saw a big splash and noticed a slick. So we know this animal was actively hunting. Photo: Michael
Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com

After about about twenty minutes of cruising we started to see blows and then tail lobs and breaches. So we were onto some active whales.

Moss Landing Humpback Whales

All the action has been within a few miles of the Moss Landing Harbor. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com 06-25.

But of course as not long after we got on the scene they seemed to have taken a break. But we did get to see a few close up tail-lobs.

Moss Landing Sea Otter

One of our local residents, Moss Landing “A” dock. Photo: Michael Sack, 06-26-2015.

Yesterday we had a killer whale a few miles out from the harbor. So that was a nice break from humpbacks. Especially when the 20’+ animal made a course for us and submerged under the boat just a few feet from us, popping up on the other side.

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