4 North Bound 0 South Bound 3.25 hrs Clear horizon with views of Catalina Island and The Channel Islands to the north. Two sightings, one single in close but traveled through quickly then a trio moved through coming in closer as it passed the transect them bearing out into the sunline as it continued north … Continue reading Four 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
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!
10 North bound 2 South bound 4.75 hours Sunny day with mild 3-5mph wind, later wind picked up 15-18 mph with 25+mph gusts. Two of the six sightings today came in close to shore delighting beachgoers with lots of rolling, back floating and head lifts as they slowly traveled along the transect. One whale had … Continue reading 12 Gray Whales and Injured Sea Lion
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