This morning when we set out on tour orcas were reported to be traveling west past Lizard Point out in the Queen Charlotte Strait and as the day unfolded those orcas were identified as the matriline groups: A30’s, I15’s, A5’s and A24’s. We caught up to the A30’s who were spread out foraging yet moving steadily west a distance behind the other groups all of whom were still moving west and foraging. It was fabulous to see A30 who was foraging in close proximity to A38, A54 and calves while A39 was ahead with A50 and her calves. The viewing of A54 and her calves was delightful with A86 & A93 sharing a fish and the tail of a salmon hanging out of the mouth of one of them was briefly glimpsed. It was precious and priceless to observe the interaction between this family group. Other sightings today included: Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots, Red-necked Phalaropes, Common Murres, Bald Eagles, Mew and Herring Gulls.

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