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Whaler's log :: Minke Whale Spotted on July 31 Cruise

As we exited San Diego Bay, a harbor seal was spotted. This is rather unusual, as we typically only see sea lions in the bay. Out on the Pacific Ocean, a pod of young common dolphins delighted passengers with their acrobatics and high jumps. Then we saw a very unusual blow and splashes in the water—a minke whale, identified by its distinct chevron markings. Nearing Los Coronados more blows were spotted--large blows! We thought we'd get a good look at some blue whales. Unfortunately, time was not on our side, and the whales "gave us the slip," taking a deep dive and not reappearing. We then cruised the lee side of Dead Man's Island and saw some harbor seals and sea lions, and then it was time to head back to San Diego, completing another journey off the San Diego coast.

Submitted by Whaler Diane


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