We had a fantastic morning in Monterey Bay yesterday! Even though it’s late in the feeding season, we had three types of baleen whales in the bay. We have had numerous humpbacks for weeks but it was a real treat to see blue whales and fin whales. There were many krill eating birds in the bay as well such as cassin’s and rhinoceros auklets which are good indicators of abundant food. This is the third November in a row that we have seen Fin Whales in the bay with decent abundance of krill late in the season. However, Blue Whales this late in the year is a little different. Rumor has it that there are even more Blues out there today!
Are these whales stopping by for a snack before continuing south? Who knows? We certainly are glad they are spending time in the bay, especially with the calm and sunny sea conditions we had! Sightings yesterday included a group of 3 fin whales, up to 5-6 blue whales scattered out and over 10 humpbacks. Weather looks good for tomorrow and then becomes windy in the afternoon. Get out on the water while you can!
Check out the video from today’s trip on our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoveryWhaleWatch/