15 Gray Whales, One Harbor Seal and “Belt of Venus” after Sunset

15 North Bound 0 South Bound 7.5 hrs Flat calm ocean with sparkles in sun line, wind 5-7mph, the horizon so sharp and clear the letters can be read on the cargo ships miles away. One Harbor Seal in surf today with a white identification patch, a site not seen everyday. The typical 12-15 coastal … Continue reading 15 Gray Whales, One Harbor Seal and “Belt of Venus” after Sunset

Drizzle, Wind and 26 Gray Whales March Fourth

26 North Bound 0 South Bound 6.5 hrs Sunny skies overhead with banks of clouds at horizon in all direction. Fast moving storm clouds brought drizzly rain drops. Fast moving whales in 17 sightings today! Most traveled right through not stopping but a couple did pass close enough to assess body composition revealing some healthy … Continue reading Drizzle, Wind and 26 Gray Whales March Fourth

Breaching Gray Whale at Point Dume on a Pink and Yellow Hazy Day

9 North Bound 0 South Bound 6.75 hrs Hazy shades of pink and yellow from smog and marine layer today, seen across the Santa Monica Bay to Port Hueneme. The ocean was flat and calm with 1-3 mph wind. A visiting group of whale census counters from the American Cetacean Society- Los Angeles (ACS-LA) were … Continue reading Breaching Gray Whale at Point Dume on a Pink and Yellow Hazy Day