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Whaler's log :: Whales Galore on the October 13 Cruise

Passengers were happy for the nice cool breeze awaiting them as the boat left San Diego Bay. Dolphins are always a good start to a cruise and we soon saw a very large pod, many swimming in the wake of the boat—a treat to see. The boat headed toward to the Los Coronados Island but upon hearing there were no sightings in that direction, we headed north. Several miles off Pt. Loma, passengers were delighted to see at least 12 fin whales, two blue whales, and a minke whale, many feeding on the surface of the water. Additionally, a mola mola (ocean sunfish) and several more pods of common dolphins were observed. Everyone enjoyed a fantastic day on the water, the second to the last cruise of the season. It’s sad to see the season end. The whales seem to be sticking around in droves!!

Submitted by Whaler Diane


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