10 North Bound 0 South Bound 6 hrs Wind 9-12 mph with gusts 15+mph. White caps and rough choppy surf. Sunny with stratus layer at the horizon. Ten northbound Gray Whales quickly migrated past the transect in four sightings including a quad, a trio, a pair and a solo. A juvenille California Towhee or Canyon … Continue reading Film Crew, Birds, Squirrels and Gray Whales
Month: March 2022
World Wildlife Day and 7 Gray Whales Point Dume
7 North Bound 0 South Bound 6 hrs Busy action packed day as migrating gray whales navigated through the hectic weekend water activities. A yellow smog haze of air pollution hugged the horizon from all vantage points. The ocean was calm with great visibility and low to no wind. A warm sunny 70 degrees felt … Continue reading World Wildlife Day and 7 Gray Whales Point Dume
Four Gray Whales Point Dume
4 North Bound 0 South Bound 3.25 hrs Clear sunny day with views of Catalina Island to the south and The Channel Islands to the north. Two sightings, one single in close but traveled through quickly. Next, a trio moved through coming in closer as it passed the transect them bearing out into the sun … Continue reading Four Gray Whales Point Dume
8 Gray Whales Point Dume
8 North Bound 0 South Bound 6.75 hrs A windy late winter day with rough choppy seas making it hard to spot and find whales, Gusts up to 20mph. Can you spot the gray whale blows in the photos below? Half of the whales seen today were underweight. The one below has sunken areas on … Continue reading 8 Gray Whales Point Dume
Three Species of Cetacea Mysticeti Seen off Point Dume Including: Gray, Fin and Humpback Whales!
9 North Bound 0 South Bound 8.25 hrs Busy day with three different species of Cetacea Mysticeti also known as baleen whales, including, one fin whale, nine gray whales and a pair of humpback whales. The fin whale was seen early in the morning half a mile or more off shore followed by a pair … Continue reading Three Species of Cetacea Mysticeti Seen off Point Dume Including: Gray, Fin and Humpback Whales!