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Tour #6 Isla Santa Catalina April 17

Posted By Celia On April 18, 2011 @ 8:01 am In Trip Reports | 2 Comments

Hello whalwatchers,
Today we went ashore at Isla Santa Catalina. It was beautiful day with sunny skies and a light breeze. The cardon cactus were blooming and the birding was good. After it got a little warmer, there were several lizards out in the sun–desert Iguanas and emerald-tailed lizards. After the hike there were a few people interested in a snorkel. The visibility was good and there were plenty of fish.
Then we went offshore looking for whales and dolphins. We saw four fin whales and the highlight was a cow and calf that hung out with us for a while. The water was clean so we could see the entire calf next to the boat. The cow was one of those really big fin whales, at least 75 feet long. We also saw a group of 300 to 400 long-beaked dolphin and one more tropicbird. That brings the total to 10 tropic birds this trip so far.
Headed to Bahia Agua Verde for the night.
More tomorrow,
Capt Art

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