Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – MV Lukwa

Today was all about Steller Sea Lions and Humpback Whales. As the fog cleared over Blackney Pass the small puffs of Steller Sea Lions dotted the horizon as the larger exhalations of Humpback Whales rose in the distance. The flood … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – MV Lukwa

Ripple the Humpback Whale trap fed for over 20 minutes this afternoon! We watched in awe as she slowly spun in circles waving small fish into the trap, which was her wide open mouth. Occasionally Ripple’s blowhole would break the … Continue reading

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Monday, September 28, 2015 – MV Lukwa

Oh wow, what an incredible day! The morning started off quiet at calm as the fog cleared over the islands. Ridge and Quartz the Humpback Whales traveled together, their exhalations hanging in the still air as they surfaced. Steller Sea … Continue reading

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 – MV Lukwa

Humpback Whales were busy feeding all over Blackfish Sound this afternoon. In every direction groups of gulls flew tightly together above the water, indicating the presence of schooling fish (likely juvenile herring in this area). Not far from each of … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 – MV Lukwa

It was a gorgeous sunny day on the water and there was life everywhere we looked! Dall’s porpoises darted at great speed around the islands and briefly came alongside the Lukwa. They were hard to follow, but through the clear … Continue reading

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Friday, September 25, 2015 – MV Lukwa

The activity on the water this afternoon was mind blowing! Humpback Whales were everywhere and it was difficult to decide which ones to watch. A concentrated group of gulls signaled the presence of schooling fish (likely herring) and Humpbacks feeding … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 – MV Lukwa

There was so much to see on this afternoon’s trip! With flat calm seas and the rain clouds clearing over the mountains, Captain Wayne declared it was a “feast of the eyeballs”! A Minke Whale was spotted and surfaced several … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 – MV Lukwa.

It’s all about that bait; ’bout that bait; ’bout that bait! So much lunge feeding by Humpback Whales today! This afternoon the skies cleared (photos from the afternoon trip to come) but Nature dealt out a wet morning for a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – MV Lukwa

What an absolutely incredible experience we had this afternoon! We witnessed T046C2 (Sam) a young mammal-eating (Bigg’s) Orca playing with at least three unfortunate Common Murres at the surface. These birds which had previously been sucked (live) off of the … Continue reading

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Monday, September 21, 2015 – MV Lukwa

The fish-eating Orcas came back into the area this afternoon! The A34 and A36 matrilines were spotted just off of Bold Head, fishing. These Orcas were spread out all across the calm waters of Blackfish Sound and we could see … Continue reading

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