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Recent Sightings in San Diego
May 25, 2023 Surface Krill and Fins!
The Pacific ocean is teaming with life! We started our afternoon with a spunky pod of short beaked common dolphins, they were super playful! We saw so many babies and a few breaching over and over again! On the way back in from the drop off - Captain Bryan spotted...
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
We had a great trip this morning, sighting multiple pods of short-beaked common dolphins, some of them leaping out of the water. We also spotted close to a dozen Mola molas!...
Monday, May 22, 2023
We had great sightings on our one trip today! We very quick into the trip found a group of porpoising sea lions and dolphins, before making our way west where we spotted spouts on the horizon. We got great looks at at least 3 fin whales and also more long-beaked...
May 21, 2023
Feeling Fin-tastic on the Privateer! Our morning trip was the one to beat! We had a great pod of about 200 long beaked common dolphins about 4 miles out. Lots and lots of babies! We headed west to about 8 miles and found a trio of Fin whales; a cow-calf pair and an...
May 20, 2023 Fin Whale and Dolphin mania!
It was finny out there today! Our morning trip was absolutely AMAZING! We started strong with a small pod of long beaked common dolphins about 3 miles out. There were loads of babies in this group, we're thinking it may have been a nursery pod. Continuing out, we...
May 19, 2023 Fin whale-polooza continues!
We've been having such good luck with whales lately! We headed out west to see what we could find - pretty quickly we found a pod of about 60 short beaked common dolphins! These dolphins are always so full of energy and curiosity, it's always delightful to cross...
May 16, 2023 PM Sea lion on shark predation, fin whales and more!
Every day out here is a new adventure! We spotted multiple pods of long beaked common dolphins in a feeding frenzy that seemed to stretch over a mile long! We found a few fin whales just outside the La Jolla canyon- hanging out pretty close to shore compared to...
Monday, May 15, 2023
We had another incredible trip this afternoon spotting 5 fin whales, a minke whale, Risso's dolphins and long-beaked common dolphins!...
May 14, 2023 Mothers Day
We had a couple of fin-tastic trips today! We set out west on the Pacific this morning and immediately met up with the best greeting committee- a pod of long beaked common dolphins in a feeding frenzy! After hanging with these little ones for a bit we headed...
- National Marine Mammal Foundation: Pacific Common Dolphin
- NOAA Fisheries: Common Dolphin
- NOAA Fisheries: Short-beaked Common Dolphin
- Whale and Dolphin Conservation: Common Dolphin
- San Diego Natural History Museum: Common Dolphin
- National Geographic: Short-Beaked Common Dolphin
- SeaWorld: Common Dolphin
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Common Dolphin
- American Cetacean Society: Common Dolphin
- Defenders of Wildlife: Common Dolphin
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