Saturday, August 16th 2014 – MV Lukwa

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Photo Credit - Kyle Howard

Photo Credit - Kyle Howard

Photo Credit - Kyle Howard

Photo Credit - Kyle Howard

Photo Credit - Kyle Howard

Photo Credit - Sophia Merritt

Photo Credit - Sophia Merritt

Photo Credit - Sophia Merritt

Photo Credit - Sophia Merritt

As we left Telegraph Cove this morning at 9:00am sharp, we ventured in to the thick fog of fogust! The morning was nothing but promising as there was a report of Killer Whales in the area. We managed to find the A36 brothers and the I15’s throughout the fog, these whales traveled slowly keeping close together. As we were viewing these whales constantly surface the fog began to lift in a hurry giving us an incredible view before we left with reports of humpback whales on the VHF radio. What an incredible morning as we saw lunge feeding, trop feeding, pectoral slaps and tail flukes! Our on board biologist identified 5 different humpback whales as “Guardian”, “Corporal”, “Ridge”, “Inuksuk”, “Conger” and one other that was unable to be identified due to a far distance. These humpback whales were feeding all around the MV Lukwa as well as many sea birds, a few Dall’s porpoises, 2 Steller sea lions and a few bald eagles! It was the absolute cherry on top of an already fantastic morning!

 

What an afternoon it was! Guest on board the MV Lukwa watched as a large group of I15’s travel slow while resting. 20+ orcas gave us some great vocals over our under water microphone (hydrophone) as we listened a report of more orcas came over the radio leading us to the A34’s who were traveling in three separate groups. We watched as these groups surfaced over and over again showing us their dorsal fins and saddle patches which helps our captain and on board biologist identify these whales as their own individuals who all have a name and an ID number. Shortly after we found 4 humpback whales in which turned out to be beautiful weather conditions, these whales were identified as “Ripple” and calf who were travelling close together, “Slash” aka Humpless, and one was unfortunately not identified.  As good as a day could possibly be sums up today completely!

 

 

Next Available Tour:

Sunday, August 17th @ 9:00am, 1:00pm & 5:30pm

Monday, August 18th @ 9:00am, 1:00pm & 5:30pm

Tuesday, August 19th @ 9:00am, 1:00pm & 5:30pm

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