Today’s Sightings: Northern Resident Orcas, Humpback Whales, Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Steller Sea Lions hauled out ++and swimming, Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets, Common Murres, Bald Eagles, Belted Kingfishers and Gull species.
The sun was bright when we set out this morning and a lovely day it turned out to be. We encountered Orcas, the A30s and I115s travelling to the west near Kaikash and observed them foraging as they made their way steadily to the west. With our hydrophone deployed it was wonderful listening to the mix of both A & G-Clan vocalizations! There was also a group of some 20+ Pacific White-sided Dolphins travelling nearby the Resident Orcas, they were seen near Kaikash and in Blackney Passage and we had a really nice time viewing them.
Eight Humpback Whales were out there this morning including Slash and her calf, Ridge, and Freckles while another four were seen further away. It is always exciting to see Humpback Whales as their blows can be seen from a long distance away and seeing them at close range as they surface and dive is truly a treat to see!
Photo Credits: Muriel Halle. Photos have been taken with a telephoto lens and have been cropped.