The conditions out in the Monterey Bay were right for lots of krill. The rumors were that there were blue whales along with the usual humpbacks just out of Santa Cruz. Frances, John and I took the 7:30am boat out of the harbor and spotted our first blue whale (ever) about 15 minutes out! It was a perfect morning. Foggy, calm and lots of blue and humpback whales. A wonderful morning. Click on the images for a larger version.
|The first blue whale of the day|
|Blue whale tail|