Marine conditions have calmed down and some humpback whales have re-entered the Bay. Yesterday we were treated to multiple breaches and some good views of several humpback whales. Conditions look good for the rest of this week with predicted light winds and low swells.
We have had some excellent views of harbor porpoise, our smallest cetacean here in Monterey Bay. We had hundreds of these tiny porpoises surfacing about our boat a few days back. It was truly delightful. Normally they are so shy and if you blink you miss there single surfacing. This week, they are almost showing off! Here is a photo taken by regular passenger/photographer Susan Shinkai.