Sightings Report: September 14, 2017

All sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat

2pm: 

Whales had been spotted all the way inside the bay in the morning, so we hoped they would still be nearby when we headed out for our 2pm trip. It was a sunny day with high winds from the west, creating some wind waves in the Golden Gate Strait. 

 Humpback whale.

Humpback whale.

We found one humpback whale inside of Mile LightThe whale started heading west, and we positioned ourselves above the whale with the wind at our stern and put the boat in neutral. 

The whale surfaced several times, doing a large circle around our boat. We saw several fluke dives. The wind pushed us hard towards the Golden Gate Bridge and the whale stayed in its original spot, so soon it was west of us. We also saw many harbor porpoises. 

On our way back in we spotted two harbor seals. Once we were on our way back to the pier, we received reports that the whale had moved in under the center span of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

 Harbor seal.

Harbor seal.

All sightings were reported to Vessel Traffic. 

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