On tour this morning in Blackfish Sound passengers enjoyed watching two Humpback Whales, one was feeding while a smaller one appeared to be travelling east in the Sound. Although the current was ebbing there were a lot of seabirds in the area especially Rhinoceros Aucklets and Gulls, Stellar Sea Lions (10 +) were sighted swimming and numerous Bald Eagles including an Eaglet in its nest. On the afternoon tour the pods of orcas who had been travelling back from the far east all morning in Johnstone Strait were sighted, they were well spread out across the Strait: the A30’s, A24’s and A5’s (A8’s, A23’s and A25’s). We encountered the A30’s near Kaikash, A39 was foraging well ahead of the others. There was a lot of interaction between family members with multiple spyhopping, pectoral and tail slapping, porpoising and resting behaviour being observed. At the Bauza Islets we observed several orcas foraging, some were resting while others moved further west. Where ever one looked, orcas could be seen in the distance and it was nice to sit quietly and listen to their beautiful A-Clan calls. Other species also seen today were: Dall’s Porpoises, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros Aucklets, Common Murre, Red-necked Phalaropes and Pigeon Guillemots.

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