Monthly Archives: August 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: This morning there were multiple families of fish-eating Orcas in the area. They were foraging over a wide area and we could see them wherever we looked over the flat clam waters of Queen Charlotte Strait. With our hydrophone … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

This morning the Orcas were just outside of Telegraph Cove as we prepared the coffee for the morning tour. As we gathered the group for our pre-trip boarding talk at 8:45 the water was calm and everyone was anticipating an … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: -We saw a Minke Whale! This whale is likely one of about 7 whales that are documented by the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) in this area. Although they are often seen in the nearby waters surrounding Cormorant … Continue reading

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Friday, August 28, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: *A beautiful double rainbow just outside of Telegraph Cove this morning kicked off an amazing day on the water. *Over 50 different orcas of both the fish eating and mammal eating populations were seen in the area today! The … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: Shortly after leaving Telegraph Cove in the morning we happened upon a sea otter! We have had very few sightings of Sea Otters this summer, so it was a great way to begin the day. As we embarked on … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: -A Tufted Puffin was spotted amongst a flock of Common Murres and Rhinoceros Auklets on the morning tour. During the summer season Tufted Puffins are generally found further to the north in dense breeding colonies so we were very … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: Almost immediately after leaving the Cove this morning we came across members of the I35 matriline of Northern Resident killer whales; one large male member of the family was actively foraging. Members of the large I15 matriline were travelling … Continue reading

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Monday, August 24 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: The A42 and I15 matrilines were right in front of Telegraph Cove; there was a Steller sea lion in front of the cove as well. The weather was absolutely spectacular as we were watching these whales- it was flat … Continue reading

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Sunday August 23, 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Highlights: -The I15 matriline was foraging near the White Cliff Islets this morning. They formed a resting line this afternoon and we could see all members of this large family surfacing in a tight group. -A Humpback whale who we … Continue reading

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Friday, August 21 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta

Friday, August 21 2015 – MV Lukwa & MV Kuluta Highlights: -Orcas just outside of Telegraph Cove all day! In the morning we watched as the A42, A23 and A25 matrilines played with Dall’s Porpoises and were pestered by Pacific … Continue reading

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