The day was a glorious one with the sun shinning brightly throughout. The orcas were well on their way back to the east in Johnstone Strait when we headed out on tour this morning and we made our way in their direction meeting up with them at Kaikash Beach where we observed them travelling steadily east at a fast pace. There were 18 orcas made up of three matrilines: the A30’s, A23’s and A25’s, all of whom have been travelling together for the past several days. The A23’s and A39 were in the lead ahead of most of the A30’s and A25’s (A61 & A85). Ahead of the orcas entering the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve passengers were able to listen briefly to their A-Clan vocalizations via the hydrophone. Other sightings today included: dall’s porpoises, harbour seals, rhinoceros auklets, common murre, red-necked phalaropes, california, mew and glaucous-winged gulls, bald eagles and a newly fledged eaglet, belted kingfishers, oyster catchers and pigeon guillemots.

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