We had two amazing trips today with both baleen and toothed whales sighted throughout the day! There was a pretty curious Blue whale hanging out on the drop-off, only 6-miles from Mission Bay. It was seen swimming in circles at the surface which means it was likely feeding down below. We got some amazing looks as it mugged us a couple times on both trips. One time it was only 20 ft from the boat and the exhalation of that blue whale shook us down to our core due to how loud it was! We even got to see the flukes on every sounding dive. During the morning trip, we hung out with both Long-beaked and Short-beaked Commons. During the afternoon trip, we hung out with a fun pod of ~50 Offshore Bottlenose dolphins, including the tiniest babies we’ve seen in a while!
We are having non-stop fun out here so we hope to sea soon!