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Phenomenal Sea Conditions yield lots of whales | 6+ Blue Whales, 1 Fin whale, 2,500 Common Dolphins

Outstanding sea conditions graced the channel. Foggy and overcast initially, it opened up to clear sunny skies at the islands.

Our first cetacean species of the day was the ever-amazing common dolphin. A large pod of around 750 individuals was found mid-channel. Throughout the day we estimate watching around 2,500 of these friendly fellows.

Our first baleen whale was a teeny tiny fin whale. We first thought this whale was a minke due to its small size. It approached our boat and gave us a quick friendly pass before disappearing into the blue. We then got close looks at 6 blue whales, out of about a dozen in the area. We observed beautiful tail flukes and powerful exhales during another gorgeous day in the Santa Barbara Channel.

Until Next Time,

The SBWW Crew

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