It was another beautiful day of viewing resident orcas in the waters of Johnstone Strait. The pods that were sighted today were the A8’s, A23’s, A25’s, A24’s and the A12’s. They were again well spread out across Johnstone Strait. Traveling, foraging, tail slapping, breaching and spy-hopping socializing behaviour was observed. Passengers on both vessels enjoyed wonderful encounters with some surprise viewings near to the boats as they sat idle and drifting. A-Clan vocals and ecolocation could be heard via the hydrophone and were wonderful to listen to. Other sightings today: A very rare sighting of a Northern Elephant Seal sighted by crew and passengers on the SV Tuan en route to viewing orcas. When an elephant seal dives for food, it can remain submerged for 80 minutes and reach depths of up to 5000 ft(1500 m). Dall’s Porpoises bow riding briefly, Harbor Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Red-necked Phalaropes, Bald Eagles and an Eaglet in a nest, Glaucous-winged and California Gulls+++ were also seen.