It was a beautiful and blustery day out on the water with sunshine and orcas! The orcas that were sighted were east of the east end of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve and they were identified as the A30’s. They were well spread out and also heading east, foraging as they went; several pacific white-sided dolphins were intermingling among them, the orcas were consequently taking long dives. A39 was the first orca we sighted, he was heading to the west foraging steadily at the time of our first excited sighting. A72 (Bend) was also sighted foraging near to A50 (mother) and A84 (sibling), they were foraging very close to the Cracroft Island shoreline; A38 and A30 were also seen, as were A54 and her two calves. Just prior to our leaving the area, A39, traveling back to the east to catch up with his family, passed close to the boat as it sat idle, giving everyone a wonderful photographic opportunity. We traveled back via Weynton Passage, viewing the hauled out stellar sea lions +++. Other sightings today were: harbour seals, common murres,, red-necked phalaropes, rhinoceros auklets, bald eagles and california gulls.

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