04-17-2013 Winds & Upwelling = Krill and Whales

Finally after a week of howling winds and high seas we will be back out on the bay tomorrow with calm seas predicted. This past week has been a challenge due to the winds. We had to cancel several trips and the ones we did run were exciting rides, but not so great for wildlife viewing. The trips we ran had only brief views of gray whales and some dolphins, so we issued our “whale checks” for complimentary trips. We want all our passengers to get good looks at the whales and dolphins, so will give you another chance if it’s just too brief a peek. Our mantra is “Wind brings Whales” and we sure hope this proves true tomorrow. The wind drives the upwelling which is essential for the whales’ food – krill to bloom in a big way. Fingers crossed!

About Michael Sack

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