Passengers enjoyed some wonderful sightings of resident orcas in Johnstone Strait this morning aboard SV Tuan. There were several pods spread out across the strait traveling to the west, foraging along the way: the A30’s, A23’s, A8’s and A25’s. Quality time was spent with the A30’s and the A23’s as they foraged back and forth, their A-Clan calls were clearly audible both above and below the waterline. Hearing their vocals above the water added to the magic of the viewing and delighted everyone on board. When the orcas turned and headed back to the east towards the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve some social behaviour was observed and included spyhopping, tail slapping and pectoral slapping which was intriguing to watch. Other sightings today were: Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Rhinoceros Auklets, Red-necked Phalaropes, Pigeon Guillemots, Bald Eagles, California Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gulls.