Our hot streak of sighting blue whales continued today with an amazing look at 10 huge animals. The blue whales seemed to have been long winded today but when they did resurface it was often close to us. A lone humpback whale wandered amongst the blue whales but seemed shy so we let it be. After a great look at the numerous blue whales, Capt. Rod decided to take us towards the North to search for dolphins.
As we explored the bay a scattered pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins surprised us and charged right towards our boat. We spent a good amount of time with these dolphins since we had a fin whale and a active humpback whale in the area.
While we moved around the bay another species of dolphin showed up around us, the unique and unusual Northern right whale dolphin. These dolphin are often hard to locate due to the lack of a tall dorsal fin. The lack of a dorsal fin surprises most of our guest, along with their pointy rostrum and lanky body. Many people don’t know this type of dolphin exist till they get to lay their own eyes on them.
Blue skys, good sea conditions and a great variety of animals continue here in the Monterey Bay! Come join us at Discovery Whale Watch for a trip of a lifetime!
Naturalist Eric Austin Yee