06-09-2013: The Blues Are Here, Humpbacks Still Cruising for Krill

It looks like the blue whales are here for the season. Which historically is until the end of July. We’ve been having some real nice encounters as these 80’+ animals cruise by the boat while on the hunt for Krill.

Although there have been a few days where we’ve only seen blue whales, the humpbacks are still coming and going and should be here well into October. Today we had nice looks at both blue whales and humpbacks as well as Risso’s dolphins and Pacific White-sided dolphins.

Conditions were a little rough, overcast and cold. And it’s pretty well been like that over the last week or so. It’s been real hard to get any good photos because I’ve had to keep my hands on the helm the whole time to keep the boat well positioned. But the conditions seem to be settling down over the next few days making for a nice ride and good spotting conditions. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some good photographs too.

About Michael Sack

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