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Gorgeous Thanksgiving week with Orcas, friendly Humpback Whales

Sunday, 11/28/21, Killer Whales again! The CA51s (OCT044s) this time including, matriarch Star, her two adult sons "Orion" and "Bumper", juvenile daughter "Comet" and the newest 2020 calf! We also saw about 8 Humpbacks including juvenile "Rastrillos" (Rakes)! You can tell by his fluke markings and scars he's been a few scrapes. 

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 Humpback Whale "Rastrillos" (photo: Sydney Minges)

Killer Whale "Bumper" (photo Sydney Minges)

Killer Whale "Orion"  (photo Sydney Minges)
orca female and calf
Female Orca and Calf  (photo Sydney Minges)

Saturday, 11/27/21, Close encounters with Humpbacks, Black-Footed Albatross and cute Sea Otters! Beautiful day on Monterey Bay!

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Otter in the Kelp, Monterey Bay (photo Sydney Minges)

Tuesday 11/23/21, On the Tuesday trip we found 3 humpbacks close to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Two of the whales put on quite a show breaching over and over and over. We also had a curious sea lion tagging along. Down by Pleasure Point, we found sea otters.

Monday 11/22/21, Gorgeous afternoon weather and whales in Monterey Bay! We are still seeing late-season humpback whales; there was a mama and calf pair, escorted by a male humpback. They were very friendly and swam close to the boat. We also saw jelly fish and sea lions enjoying the sun. Earlier inthe day, the morning private charter guests saw two orcas, and humpback whales.
VIDEO: Friendly mama humpback whale, calf and escort (male) 

Monica Reynolds | Mon, Nov 29, 2021 4:38 PM