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Whaler's log :: Gray Day Doesn't Dim Sightings on July 11 Cruise

It was a bit of a gray day, but it didn't dampen the spirits of passengers and whalers on board the Ocean Odyssey. Whaler Vicky, who had never seen a blue whale before, was the first to spot the  spout of a blue whale--spouts can be up to 40-feet high. As we proceeded to Los Coronados Islands we saw four more blue whales, including a mom and calf pair. A scar on the back of one blue whale was probably caused by a ship strike. Another blue whale's tail flukes had the ends turned up on its deep dive; not unlike a jet landing. Some of the passengers saw a mola mola, and everyone enjoyed seeing the sea lions and their pups on Dead Man's Island. Then it was off to Bird Rock to check out the brown boobies. A few small pods of common dolphins swam near the vessel--a sight that always delights passengers and whalers.

Submitted by Whaler Diane

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