Orcas: A42s, frolicking Sea Lions and Breaching Humpback Whales, again and again!

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Today’s Sightings: Northern Resident Orcas: A42s, Humpback Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Dall’s Porpoises, Harbour Seals, a White-tailed Deer, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets, Red-necked Phalaropes, Bald Eagles, Belted Kingfishers, Black Turnstones, Black Oystercatchers, Common Murres, a Great Blue Heron and Gull species.

The A42s were there again, feeding inside the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve, they were also spending quality time at the rubbing beaches! We cannot enter into the Reserve and so our viewing of the orcas when they are inside the Reserve is from a distance of a 1000 metres.

As well today, on both of our tours we enjoyed numerous Humpback Whale sightings with four whales observed on the morning tour and twelve on the afternoon tour. The Humpback Whales identified were Freckles, Lucky, Maude and her calf, Frosty, Ridge and Zig Zag. A rare visitor to our area, this particular whale was sighted for the first time this summer only yesterday and was seen breaching ++ in Johnstone Strait on the morning tour. The activity we observed by the Humpbacks today was mostly lunge feeding and some fantastic breaching!

Photo Credits: Muriel Halle. All photos have been taken with a telephoto lens and have been cropped.

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