07-19-2015: Epic conditions, more whales show up in front of Moss Landing, elephant seals and more

Moss Landing Humpback Whale

Moss Landing Humpback whale goes down for a dive. Photo Michael Sack. 07-19-2015.

I don’t think I’ve been out in better conditions. Pure glass. T-Shirts and shorts and feeling good.

Moss Landing Humpback Whale

Moss Landing humpback whale doing a fluke up dive. Photo: Michael Sack, sanctuarycruises.com 07-19-2015

Between six and eight humpback whales showed up out front and have been working together feeding and staying up nicely.

Moss Landing Elephant Seal

We’ve been seeing elephant seals almost every day. Photo: Michael Sack, sanctuarycruises.com 07-18-2015

We’ve even had a couple of random breaches and tail slaps. Today we had massive patches of anchovies at the surface.  We also had the occasional big fatty head of the mighty humpback whale popping out of the water as they did some vertical surface lunge feeding. This has me thinking things are starting to heat up.

Moss Landing Humpback Whale

Moss Landing Humpback Whale next to the Sanctuary. Photo: Michael Sack, sanctuarycruises.com 07-18-2015.

About Michael Sack

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