05-20-2012: Humpback Whales, Risso’s Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins and Northern Right-whale Dolphins

The Bay is alive with cetaceans. Unfortunately the weather got in the way a couple of times this week. But that’s what keeps the whales coming back. It’s been an up and down kind of week. After last week’s remarkable mass of whales in The Bay, we had a couple of days where we only saw two or three whales. On one day earlier in the week the wind picked up so bad that we had to call off the search. It’s all very cyclical.

We had reports that there were lots of humpbacks offshore about 25-30 miles. Then yesterday on the way in we got additional reports that there many whales spotted coming back into The Bay just northwest of Moss Landing. So we’ll see what happens today and post an update.

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