Passengers and crew had fun times aboard the Privateer today. During the morning trip, we encountered a cow/calf pair of Gray whales that were traveling to the North. We got to watch them as they came up for several breaths before going on a deep dive. Not too far from the Gray whales, we spotted some interesting bird activity. A feeding frenzy was in the process, as we got great looks at a small pod of ~40 Common dolphin feeding on a bait ball of anchovy. Many California brown pelicans were seen diving down into the water at great speed as they were capturing fish. *Please see pics for an interesting pelican seen in the mix that was not like the others. We ventured out to deep water, traveled to the North toward La Jolla and found scattered pods of Common dolphin, totaling ~70 individuals for the trip. We were very lucky and sighted a juvenile Guadalupe fur seal!!! We have sighted this very rare species a handful of times in SDWW’s seven years on the water. On our way back to Mission Bay, we sighted a juvenile Northbound Gray whale that was reported entangled in pink gillnet. The whale head straight for us, went for a dive, cruised subsurface parallel to us, and popped up behind us. Photos helped us confirm that it was in fact the entangle Gray whale reported by others. We reported the location coordinates to the U.S. Coast Guard. They were seen zooming to the last known location. As of 4:30pm today, the entangled Gray whale had not been resighted. During the afternoon trip, we set out to calm waters, with incredible visibility. We cruised toward the South in shallow water and encountered small pods of Common dolphin. Many were making fast movements at the surface, which indicated they were feeding! A few Common dolphin were seen swimming upside down, belly up as they chased small-schooling fish. Some Common dolphin popped up near us, while others bow-rode the Privateer. Once we got down to the end of Point Loma, we ventured out to the West. We got to ~13-miles from shore and were at the 9-mile bank and located a small pod of ~12-16 Offshore bottlnose dolphin. They were pretty fun but tricky to watch. They surfaced for several breaths, mini spouts were visible, but then went on dives. This behavior could possibly mean they were feeding. No baleen whales were seen during the trip. Hope you guys come out soon! We are offline tomorrow (Monday, April 16), but we hope to see you on Tuesday! -Vanessa