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Monday, October 6, 2014

10-6-14 Humpback In the Fog and Dall's in the Sunshine

Monday, October 6th 
...off the dock as the fog was clearing...on Maya's Westside Charters we head toward a humpback whale...
...back into the fog...it's quite a sight to see an animal this size rising out of the fog...
...I reduced the fog as best as I could...
...as we headed back we came upon some Dall's porpoise not far from Lime Kiln lighthouse...some in small numbers returned just about the same time that the Pacific white sided dolphins showed up...it's the food...
...this was the best encounter I have had with Dall's porpoise in a long time...and it was nice to have them in the neighborhood...in wonderful calm seas and great lighting...

...zoomed in on the above image...
...hybrid on the right...Harbor porpoise males have been breeding the Dall's porpoise and the result are hybrids...
...here's a closer look...the lighting made it look more tan than gray...
...ride along for a few minutes...
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...Dall's porpoise...
...hybrid with sunlight streaks...
...I see that I may need a different lens when they are this close!...

...the Residents headed west yesterday...fog all morning today and from the forecast it looks like fog every morning for a few more days anyway...

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