Friday, May 31, 2013 – MV Lukwa

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Photo Credit - Jackie Hildering (cropped image)

 

We had another day of adventure featuring Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, harbour seals and stunning scenery!

 

 

 

Photo Credit - Jackie Hildering (cropped image)

As testament to never quite knowing what we are going to see in the wild, we came upon a large number of eagles and a turkey vulture feeding on a decapitated Steller sea lion. It is difficult to know definitely what happened to the sea lion. It may have been the victim of the mammal-eating killer whales.

 

 

Photo Credit - Jackie Hildering

After viewing the eagles and vultures feasting, we headed into Blackney Passage where we were able to view a small group of harbour seals hauled out on the shore. As we scanned West towards Blackfish Sound we spotted the back of a humpback whale as it went for a deep dive. We quickly shut off our engine and waited patiently for this mammal to resurface, and much to our surprise we then heard Pacific white-sided dolphins blows (exhaling) in the distance.

Photo Credit - Jackie Hildering

Once we turned on our engines and headed back towards Telegraph Cove the group of 20+ dolphins quickly moved into the wake of the Lukwa and did some ‘surfing’.

All in all, it was another wonderful day out on the flat calm sea!

 

Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day: “Hope is the positive mode of awaiting the future.” – Emil Brunner

 

Next Available Tour:

Monday, June 3rd – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4th – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 6th – 1:00 p.m.

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