All sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Happy Days
We found the humpbacks in the middle of the shipping lane, near buoys 3/4. There were two humpbacks diving and feeding in 40 feet of water.
There was some bird activity near the whales, as well as some shipping activity. We spotted a sooty shearwater. There was significant swell, but no wind.
One whale approached within 100 yards of us. We saw very few fluke dives. We also spotted a mola mola, or sunfish, feeding on a jellyfish.
California sea lions were spotted on the shipping lane buoys. One more humpback was spotted near the junction buoy on our way back in.
We also saw a parasitic jaeger harassing a group of elegant terns. All whale sightings were reported to Vessel Traffic.
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