It was a wonderful day to search for marine wildlife on the Lukwa. On our 9:00 a.m. trip we sighted four transient (marine mammal eating) orca traveling east and taking long dives! Our guests also encountered a humpback whale, “Black Pearl.” Fantastic sightings this morning! Ten very active Dall’s porpoises visited the Lukwa during our morning tour. They even rode the wake of the bow!
Our 1:00 p.m. tour proved to be very enjoyable as well. We observed two humpback whales. The first we believe was “Black Pearl”, and the second may have been “Conger.” Great to see so much humpback activity in the area today! Our guests were also treated to sightings of three sea lions foraging for food. We were very excited to watch one with a salmon on the water’s surface!
Other marine mammal sightings for today included approximately ten harbour seals and more Dall’s porpoises. We encountered lots of bird activity. Our guests sighted bald eagles feeding on the surface as well as hundreds of rhinoceros auklets, common murres, two belted kingfishers, and approximately twenty-five northern phalaropes. Overall a terrific day on the water!
Captain Geoff’s Quote of the Day:
“You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.” – Leo Darocher
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