06-30-2013: Blue Whale 15 miles to the West, Lots of Black-footed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters, Reports of Humpbacks To the South

The conditions ended up being nice all day. But we had to go out past the mouth of the Monterey Bay. We did see plenty of Black-footed albatross. These birds can have up to a six foot wing-span. Just remarkable birds. They’re very well adapted for what they do out there. And that’s fly. They lock their wings into place and soar. Even if there is no wind. We see them going back and forth as they ride the air lift above the swells.

We’re looking forward to finding some humpbacks on Sunday.

 

About Michael Sack

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