MBWW trip, May 13
- Monterey Bay Whalewatch on May 13 to the area 5-15 miles W from Pt.
Pinos had the following birds and mammals of interest:
Sooty Shearwater - low hundreds;
Pink-footed Shearwater - 20 to 30;
Black-footed albatross - about 10;
Phalaropes - three groups about 10 birds each;
Cassin's auklets - 4;
Yellow warbler - 1, landing on the boat;
Humpback whale - 2;
Long-billed common dolphins - 12-15;
Pacific white-sided dolphins - appr. 20;
N. elephant seals - 2;
Sea otter - 1 far offshore;
Killer whales - transient pod of appr. 6 adults and 1 calf, first
seen chasing pws dolphins, later killing an elephant seal.
Also, huge numbers of Velella velella (by-the-wind sailor jellyfish),
and one ocean sunfish.
Sta Cruz Mts., CA