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 slapping their pectoral fins and tails, and even doing head stands! As the group of whales were foraging they had a large group of Pacific white-sided dolphins traveling practically on top of them. Then 2 humpback whales, identified as ‘Conger’ and ‘KC’, were viewed as well. Between the 2 whales fluking their tails we were able to get some great photos, and ‘KC’ even breached twice! There were lots of birds on the water today, including Bald eagles, common murres, belted kingfishers, Northern phalaropes, pelagic cormorants and rhinoceros auklets.
This afternoon we encountered 17 killer whales from the I15 matriline again, and watched as they traveled at high speeds (which is exciting to watch) into the Johnstone Strait. Then much to our delight, we had killer whales, 2 humpback whales (‘Freckles’ and ‘K.C.’), Pacific white-sided dolphins and Steller sea lions all in the same area, which was near a tide rip!! One of the humpback whales, known locally as ‘K.C.’ a.k.a. ‘Kelp Creature’ then began breaching, and cleared the water 8-9 times!! What a show!
Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day: “Our lives are never certain. Even for an hour.” – Ferrant S. Calavera
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