It was a fabulous day for viewing marine mammals in the area but especially so in Weynton Passage, a ‘Serengeti’ waterway where many species come to feed at. Weynton Passage was indeed a busy place when we arrived this morning! A Minke Whale was sighted soon after our arrival and shortly after a Humpback Whale was seen on the opposite side of the boat followed by the sighting of a second and larger Humpack Whale, all three were feeding in the flood current as the swirling waters and whirlpools raced on by. The viewing was fabulous, especially when numerous Stellar Sea Lions who were also feeding swam by, some seemingly mobbing the Humpback Whales as they too were feeding and Dall’s Porpoises were there as well, some feeding while others could be seen ‘rooster tailing’ with white water splashing out behind them. On the afternoon tour the Passage was still very much alive with the sight and sounds of marine mammals and seabirds feeding. A Humpback Whale (Freckles) was sighted and numerous Stellar Sea Lions and it was very exciting when some Dall’s Porpoises rode at the bow of the boat as we traveled along. A large group of Pacific White-sided Dolphins were reported and we headed in their direction. With such a large number being so spread out it was difficult to estimate their numbers but possibly several hundred+. The viewing was superb that words simply cannot describe, it was breathtaking, marvelous and so memorable! Other species also seen today: Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Black Oyster Catchers, Pigeon Guillemots, Marbled Murrelets, Red-necked Phalaropes, Belted Kingfishers, Surf Scoters and Bald Eagles++. Two Eaglets were sighted in one nest and a smaller Eaglet was seen in another nest. A fabulous day on the water!

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