05-15-2012: Humpbacks Everywhere, Reports of Orcas

A humpback "lunge feeds" on surface krill just outside of the Moss Landing Harbor. Photo: Sack 05-14-2012

Sorry I haven’t written a post in a while. Dorris has been in Ireland and Scotland for the last couple of weeks and I’ve been running things solo. So I’ve been a bit overloaded with keeping up with day to day operations and have been to tired to process photos and write when I get home at night. But she’s back now. So I’m back on track.

What an incredible couple weeks we’ve had here on the Monterey Bay. We estimate there have been at least 200 humpbacks in The Bay. We’ve counted over a hundred ourselves in an area 6-8 miles in all directions from Moss Landing Harbor and of course we’ve heard reports from other parts of The Bay. Just remarkable. And they are all here feeding on the massive krill blooms that have been happening all over The Bay.

And then there have been recent reports of Orcas over the last couple of days. But they’ve been too far south for us to get to them. Down south of Cypress Point and reportedly heading south.

We’ll keep you updated.

About Michael Sack

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