Today was a wonderful day of contrast and colour. It was a foggy morning that we headed out in and yet moment by moment the seascape was ever changing as land and forest emerged from the fog, appearing close along the shoreline and suddenly orcas were seen heading towards us. Two orcas were sighted initially, one being a male with a very broad fin leaning to the left and a female, two other orcas were sighted soon after. These orcas were identified as T018, T019, T019B & T019c; Transient Orcas who prey on marine mammals unlike those of the fish feeding Resident Orcas. The Transients headed into Blackfish Sound and we left them at this point, heading west in Johnstone Strait where a group of Pacific White-sided Dolphins were sighted feeding nearby while on our Port side Dalls Porpoises were “rooster tailing” speedily along beside us as we travelled, further along we were joined by more Dalls Porpoises who rode briefly at the bow of the boat. On the afternoon tour we headed east in Johnstone Strait where Resident orcas were reported returning from their journey to the east. We sighted the A24’s, the A23’s and the A25’s who were moving steadily to the west, our first encounter was at the Pig Ranch on West Cracroft Island. The A24’s were in the lead while the A23’s and A25’s were together following very close behind along the West Cracroft Island shoreline. As they all neared Cracroft Point they slowed and began to forage, but still continued moving to the to the west. They were playful at times, breaching, foraging and some resting behaviour was observed. Dalls porpoises again joined us bow-riding on the way home. Other species also seen today were: Dall’s Porpoises, hauled out Harbour Seals++, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros Aucklets, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, Belted Kingfishers, Mew, Glaucous-winged, Herring and California Gulls.