Monthly Archives: August 2011

August 31, 2011

From the Wheelhouse: This morning we had a fantastic encounter with transient (marine mammal eating) orca! We watched as they came in in one large group of 10 and then split up into smaller numbers for hunting.  The humpbacks locally … Continue reading

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August 30, 2011 – MV Lukwa

From the Wheelhouse: This morning we encountered a group of resident killer whales within minutes of departing Telegraph Cove. We were able to observe the large group, which were identified as the I15’s, working their way West, as well as … Continue reading

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August 29, 2011

From the Wheelhouse: Today started out great as we were watching the A30’s along with humpback whales we heard distant calls from G clan.  G clan came in from the West with about 40 to 50 very active Pacific white … Continue reading

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August 28, 2011 – MV Lukwa

Today started out with some thick fog in the Johnstone Strait but it thinned out enough to find the A30’s (10) orcas foraging for salmon. They grouped up and headed into Blackney Passage and it was beautiful to see the … Continue reading

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August 27, 2011 – MV Lukwa

The morning trip out of Telegraph Cove started with sunshine on everyone’s faces and smiles appeared when they saw the two large dorsal fins of the A36 pod along with A12. These three orcas were foraging at high speeds while … Continue reading

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August 26, 2011 – MV Lukwa

It was a terrific day on the water with lots of Orca and Humpback whales viewed on both the morning and afternoon trip. The two A36’s orcas were with A12 today and all joined up with the A34’s for a … Continue reading

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August 25, 2011 – MV Lukwa

The morning trip counted 39 Orcas with most grouped into their families. There were some excellent views of the A30’s all grouped up with the exception of A39 who was out in front of his family. The conditions on the … Continue reading

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August 24,2011

From The Wheelhouse: We had a great morning from start to finish.  We had the I15’s which is a group of 17 fish eating orca grouped in a resting line with some active whales that were tail slapping and spy … Continue reading

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August 23, 2011 – MV Lukwa

From the Wheelhouse: This morning guests were thrilled to view 29 resident (fish eating) killer whales! We were able to watch them as they foraged and worked their way through the tide rips. A humpback whale, known locally as ‘Freckles’, … Continue reading

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August 22, 2011

From the Wheelhouse: It was another diverse day out on the water.  This morning we saw 2 matrilines of resident orca and identified them as the I15’s which is a group of 17 orca and the A36’s!  These orca were … Continue reading

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