Today has to be one of the best days of the season with many pods of orcas being present in Johnstone Strait. The fog lasted long into the day making the finding of orcas difficult in the morning, and while their blows could be heard it was not always possible to see an orca but breaking out of the fog into Johnstone Strait near Weynton Island, the orcas were clearly visible and beautiful to see. On the afternoon tours, the viewing was wonderful. Orcas could be seen stretching well across the Strait, some were foraging, many of them were observed to be in resting lines. Pacific White-sided Dolphins joined MV Cetacea , riding at the bow early in the tour and could be seen frequently by passengers on both vessels, they were also seen interacting with the orcas who were taking long dives. Because the pods were so spread out it was not possible to see them all. Time was spent viewing the A30’s and A24’s and on the way home, up in Weynton Passage, the A11’s were sighted. The lighting was glorious with the sun shining on them as they lay resting on the surface of the water, as well, there were multiple spy-hops observed which delighted everyone on board. Other sightings today were: Dall’s Porpoises, Stellar Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets +++ Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Black Oyster Catchers, Black Turnstones, Bald Eagles, Glaucous-winged and California Gulls.

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