Container ship MSC Catarina enters the Santa Barbara Channel with Bony Ridge in the back.
vessel container ship MSC Catarina & Boney Ridge in back 2017 11-16 SB Channel – East-001
From 2017 11-16 SB Channel
Our tracks for the day - AIS
CX ship tracks 2017 07-29 SB Channel-ACS
From 2017 07-29 SB Channel-All Day ACS
2 of 2: long-beaked common dolphins surf a wave which is actually the residual wake of a large container cargo ship that passed us by and is now at least a mile away.
Delphinus capensis SURFING CONTAINER SHIP WAKE 2017 06-22 SB Channel-053
From 2017 06-22 SB Channel
1 of 2: long-beaked common dolphins surf a wave which is actually the residual wake of a large container cargo ship that passed us by and is now at least a mile away.
Delphinus capensis SURFING CONTAINER SHIP WAKE 2017 06-22 SB Channel-031
The red line highlights the portion of our trip during which we followed the killer whales. Map captured from marinetraffic.com Actual GPS locations for each photograph will appears on a separate map at the bottom of the page.
orca ship track 2016 09-13 SB Channel
From 2016 09-13 SB Channel - Orcas
Container cargo ship "Cosco Asia"
vessel container ship Cosco Asia 2016 08-18 SB Channel-058
From 2016 08-18 SB Channel
vessel container ship Cosco Asia 2016 08-18 SB Channel-022
Container cargo ship "Cosco Asia" on its way to Seattle.
vessel container ship Cosco Asia & passengers 2016 08-18 SB Channel-046
Image 2 of 2: two deformations of the dorsal region posterior to the fin. Is this from an entanglement or ship strike?
Megaptera novaeangliae ship strike scars 2016 07-11 SB Channel-y-003
From 2016 07-11 SB Channel
Image 1 of 2: two deformations of the dorsal region posterior to the fin. Is this from an entanglement or ship strike?
Megaptera novaeangliae ship strike scars 2016 07-11 SB Channel-z-001
Princess cruise ship and gray whale spout - Santa Barbara.
Eschrichtius robustus & cruise ship in back 2016 03-23 SB Channel-002
From 2016 03-23 SB Channel
Smoke from the cruise ship "Grand Princess" anchored off Santa Barbara Harbor is seen blowing ashore towards the city. But cruise ships are good for the local economy.
Princess cruise ship at anchor black smoke 2016 03-21 SB Harbor
From 2016 03-21 SB Channel
Another smoking northbound container cargo ship in the Santa Barbara Channel. Santa Cruz Island, part of our national park, is seen in the back.
vessel container ship smoking 2015 11-19 SB Channel-002
From 2015 11-19 SB Channel
A second container ship leaves a smoke trail in the Santa Barbara Channel.
vessel container ship with smoke trail 2015 11-13 SB Channel - 001
From 2015 11-13 SB Channel
Sunrise through the masts and rigging of various sail boats in Santa Barbara including the tall ship "Spirit of Dana Point." Boney Ridge in the Santa Monica Mountains is seen in the distance.
Sunrise Santa Barbara Harbor tall ship Spirit of Dana Point 2015 10-21 SB Coast-009
From 2015 10-21 SB Coast
Humpback and container cargo ship in the Santa Barbara Channel...keeping their distance.
Megaptera novaengliae vessel container ship in back 2015 10-08 SB Channel-b-064
From 2015 10-08 SB Channel
Cruise ship "Crown Princess" anchored outside Santa Barbara Harbor.
Vessel cruise ship Crown Princess 2015 10-07 SB Harbor-010
From 2015 10-07 SB Channel
Blue whale, common dolphin and container ship
Balaenoptera musculus & Delphinus capensis & vessel container ship 2015 05-28 SB Channel-028
From 2015 05-28 SB Channel
Two humpback whales and a lot of sooty shearwaters
Megaptera novaeangliae in container ship prop wash 2015 05-15 SB Channel-b-009
From 2015 05-15 SB Channel
A humpback whale surfaces in the prop wash of a container ship that had just passed over the whale
Megaptera novaeangliae in container ship prop wash 2015 05-15 SB Channel-b-003
Gray whale mother and calf and cruise ship "Star Princess"
Eschrichtius robustus & vessel Star Princess cruise ship 2015 04-10 SB Coast-012
From 2015 04-10 SB Coast
A gray whale takes a big loop path outside and around the anchored cruise ship "Star Princess" - Santa Barbara Harbor
The cruse ship "Crown Princess" anchored near Santa Barbara Harbor
vessel cruise ship Crown Princess & harbor buoy 2015 03-25 SB Coast-002
From 2015 03-25 SB Coast
Head-on view of the container ship CFA CGM Orfeo in the northbound Santa Barbara Channel shipping lane
vessel container ship CFA CGM Orfeo 2014 12-10 SB Channel-014
From 2014 12-10 SB Channel
Container ship CFA CGM Orfeo
vessel container ship CFA CGM Orfeo 2014 12-10 SB Channel-001
Head-on view of the container ship APL Florida in the northbound Santa Barbara Channel shipping lane
vessel container ship APL Florida 2014 12-10 SB Channel-012
Image 2 of 2: cruise ship "Golden Princess" in the fog - close up with kayak.
cruise ship Golden Princess in fog CLOSE 2014 11-28 SB Channel-001
From 2014 11-28 SB Channel
Image 1 of 2: cruise ship "Golden Princess" in the fog. Wide view.
cruise ship Golden Princess in fog 2014 11-28 SB Channel-a-002
The cruise ship "Golden Princess" obscures the view just outside of Santa Barbara Harbor
Cruise ship anchored near Harbor 2014 10-31 SB Harbor-004
From 2014 10-31 SB Channel
A herd of common dolpins with a container ship in the back.
Delphinus herd & vessel container ship 2007 07-10 SB Channel--443
From 2007 07-10 SB Channel
A large cruise ship in the background, a humpback whale shows its flukes in the foreground
Megaptera novaeangliae tail fluke & vessel cruise ship 2014 04-11 SB Coast-001
From 2014 04-11 SB Coast
vessel containter ship msc Charleston 2008 11-02 SB Channel - 068mod
From 2008 11-02 SB Channel
vessel containter ship msc Charleston bulbous bow 2008 11-02 SB Channel - 074modCROP
Pontoon from a lost catamaran.
ship wreck pontoon debris from lost catamaran 2014 01-02 SB Channel-024
From 2014 01-02 SB Channel
Our track across the coastal waters today.
From 2013 08-16 SB Channel
(3 of 3) Gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) near a big cruise ship.
From 2013 04-28 SB Coast
(2 of 3) Gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) near a big cruise ship.
(1 of 3) Gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) near a big cruise ship.
Megaptera novaeangliae & container ship Ever Champion 2012 05-28 SB Channel-c-022
From 2012 05-28 SB Channel
Megaptera novaeangliae & container ship Ever Champion 2012 05-28 SB Channel-c-006
Delphinus capensis & cruise ship at anchor 2012 04-29 SB Channel-023
From 2012 04-29 SB Channel