Friday, August 29th 2014- MV Lukwa

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Photo Credit: Sophia Merritt

The morning started out with some long overdue rain in Telegraph Cove and also great reports of orcas! We came across the A30’s and the A42’s that were spread out amongst the area. The group was foraging and we used our underwater hydrophone to pick up on some great echolocation. We also witnessed some very playful behavior of spy hopping and tail slapping, pair that

Photo Credit: Sophia Merritt

with the great vocals and you got yourself a great morning! We had some great looks at the whales as the group didn’t move for quite some time, however we decided that we would continue on and see what else the morning would bring us. And wouldn’t you know it we spotted three humpback whales! We were able to ID the whales as “Inukshuk”, “Guardian” and “Yatze”.

Photo Credit: Sophia Merritt

“Yatze” was bubble netting and has never been seen doing this behavior before! It was a fantastic morning with harbour seals, Dall’s porpoise and many marine birds!

The afternoon continued to be amazing, the weather changed to reveal calm seas and cool overcast but oh boy the wildlife was simply stunning! We had the A30’s

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

and the A42’s a total of 17 orcas spy hopping and doing tail lobs and pectoral slaps all tied in with some great vocals picked up by the underwater hydrophone! The afternoon continued to be abundant with a total of nine humpback whales with everything from lunge feeding with three to four humpbacks all hitting the same bait ball! At the same time there was amazing tail

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

fluke activity! And to quote our captain “Mother Nature was very kind very kind”!

Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day:

“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her”- William Wordsmith

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

Next Available Tour:

Saturday, August 30th @ 9:00am & 1:00pm

Sunday, August 31st @ 9:00am & 1:00pm

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

Photo Credit: Alison Ogilvie

Monday, September 1st @ 9:00am & 1:00pm

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