Sightings Report: May 17, 2018

All sightings from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat

8am:

The weather was rough and windy as we headed out on our first trip. We were able to spot a spout just outside Mile Rock. 

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We found the humpback diving, but not throwing flukes. It stayed close to the same spot the whole time. 

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Near the end of the trip, more whales joined up with the single individual, making a total of about 4 humpbacks in the area. 

A juvenile brown pelican came very close to our boat.

We saw a California sea lion with a fish, as well as some harbor seals. 

11am: 

On our second trip we found the whale near Point Bonita. Lots of inbound container ships passed by us. 

There was a strong tide and heavy wind, making it really choppy in the area where the whale was. It was not throwing flukes.