It was another very beautiful day on the water as we headed out this morning. Making our way through the Plumper Islands we entered into the Queen Charlotte Strait and it was here that a Humpback Whale was sighted in the distance. As we drew closer we could identify it as being BCYO177 (Slash) who is often in this area feeding. The sea was calm and the sun pleasantly warming upon us and it was fascinating to sit back and enjoy the majesty and beauty of the whale as it moved back and forth in large circles feeding. A second Humpback Whale was also sighted close by and watching the two of them surfacing and diving and listening to their blows was mesmerizing. Numerous Gulls and Auklets actively feeding on herring balls were a common target for the whales to head for and lunge feed in the midst of the feeding birds. We headed back home via numerous Stellar Sea Lions hauled out and swimming, a wonderful ending to a most beautiful and enjoyable day on the water. Other species also seen today were: Dall’s Porpoises, hauled out Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Red-necked Phalaropes++, Pigeon Guillemots, Belted Kingfishers, California Gull, Mew, Herring and Glaucous Winged Gulls.

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