02-07-2016: Humpbacks Return, Many Common Dolphins in The Bay, Warm and Glassy Conditions

Monterey Bay Common Dolphin

There are many long-beaked common dolphin in The Bay right now. On some trips we’ve seen several different, large pods. We’ve also been hearing reports of large pods off of Monterey. Photo: Michael Sack, 02-07-2016.

Many humpbacks appeared in The Bay today. We didn’t see them in large concentrations. We were mainly seeing singles and doubles. But we also heard reports of humpbacks to the south toward Monterey as well as up off Santa Cruz Point and Steamer Lane.

Moss Landing Humpback Whale

Many humpbacks have shown up in the Monterey Bay. We won’t be running again until Friday. I’m sure if they can find enough food to eat they won’t go anywhere. We’ll report back this coming Friday. Photo: Michael Sack, 02-07-2016.

It will be interesting to see if they stick around. That would be awesome. We’ll start running more trips if that is the case. For now we’re still mainly running Friday thru Sunday. The weather has been amazing over the last week or so. Warm and glassy, calm ocean conditions.

Moss Landing Humpback Whale

It’s nice to have our humpbacks back. Hopefully they’re here for the season. Otherwise its back to watching grays pass by on their way to the lagoons of Baja. Photo: Michael Sack, 02-07-2016.

About Michael Sack

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