Marine Mammal Extravaganza!
Our sightings: Northern Resident Orcas Galore! Humpback Whales, Dall's Porpoises, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros and Cassin's Auklets, Common Murres, and Gulls Galore!
Today's tour has to be one of the best! There were Orcas everywhere and Humpback Whales also. To sit quietly with our engine off and drifting in the current, watching and listening with sights and sounds of Cetaceans in all corners wherever we looked, it was fantastic! The orcas that we identified were: I15's, A30's, A23s, A25s, G3s, G16s and possibly more Gs were in the mix! They were extremely vocal and as we sat listening, we could distinguish G and A-Clan calls.
There were 10 Humpback whales in our vicinity of viewing today, among them were White Eyes, Fern and Merge. How marvellous it was to appreciate each and all of the Cetaceans, big and small and to also enjoy the exquisite beauty that was always just a stone's throw away!
Photo credits: Muriel Halle. All photo's have been cropped and taken with a telephoto lens.