Monday, January 11, 2010
The waves have kicked up a notch or two since Friday and while the usual bird sightings have been reduced I did see a large flock of birds out on the water on Saturday and tried to get a picture but then my camera battery died.
Currently, here in Palm Coast, the air temperature is 33 degrees, winds are from the west at about 10 knots and the seas are 2 to 3 feet with some light chop. The coastal water temperature today at Fernandina Beach is 44 degrees F and the open sea temperature at the St Augustine Sea Buoy is 67 degrees F. The weather the rest of the weeks looks to be more of the same. I wonder if any of our whales that are heading south are swimming further out from our coastline than normal? I am still amazed at the size of these whales as well as the fact that they migrate this far and seldom swimming faster than 5 knots.
I am heading to Cape Cod, Massachusetts later this week and will see what the right whale activity is like there. To all on my whale watching team please feel free to email any information you have or things you would like to see added here and I will do while I'm on the road. And of course CALL ME if you make a sighting. Whale on!