Sightings Report: July 22, 2018

Sighting from San Francisco Whale Tours vessel Kitty Kat

3pm:

We began the trip heading west through the shipping lane. We were 11 miles out when we spotted our first spout. 

After a few minutes, we were able to spot 10 humpback whales within a mile of us. A few of them came close to the boat. 

We saw several lunge feeds from these animals. 

There was also a lot of porpoise activity on this trip. 

6pm: 

We returned to the same spot 11 miles offshore for the next trip, where we found a pair of humpbacks. 

The smaller of the two individuals breached for almost the entire time we were there. It's possible that this was a calf. 

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Another individual slapped its tail multiple times on the water, 500 yards from the breaching animal. 

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There were a few lunge feeds on this trip, as well as a few fluke dives. There were some California sea lions resting on the shipping lane buoy.

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