Sightings Report: October 3, 2017

All sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Happy Days

On this trip we started to make our way out past the shipping lane where the whales had been spotted all week. However, we barely made it to the start of the lane when I found a spout. 

 California sea lions resting on the shipping lane buoy.

California sea lions resting on the shipping lane buoy.

It was a single humpback feeding near shipping lane buoys 7 and 8. We saw no fluke dives from this whale. After a while we spotted another humpback feeding some distance away. The two whales continued to dive south of the shipping lane. 

After we had floated with the whales for a while, we turned around and headed towards Diablo Cove to check out the harbor seals. 

On our way back  into the bay, I spotted a pair of bottlenose dolphins, potentially a mother and calf pair. There were also some harbor porpoises nearby. 

 Coast Guard planes engaged in training maneuvers.  

Coast Guard planes engaged in training maneuvers.  

All sightings were reported to Vessel Traffic. 

If you were on one of these trips and have photos, send them in to info.whalegirl@gmail.com! I'd love to add them to this post for others to enjoy (with credit to you). Thank you!