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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – M.V. Lukwa

The calf of Ripple the Humpback Whale was extremely active today, lobbing and slapping his/her tail.

Today’s Sightings: Humpback Whales (Ripple and Calf, Inukshuk), Steller Sea Lions, Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Common Murres, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Pigeon Guillemots.

What an experience today, West Coast style! The calf of Ripple the Humpback Whale was very active today, slapping his/her tail and rolling at the surface. Steller Sea Lions came out of the water, different Seabirds flew by, and an Eagle was seen swooping down to fish. A young Pacific Harbour Seal pup was seen, as well as two chicks in A Bald Eagle nest! So wondrous to see the young of so many animals today.

A young Pacific Harbour Seal hauled out with its mother.

A mature Bald Eagle perches above its nest where two chicks are visible.

More young! The heads of two Bald Eagle chicks are just visible at the top of the nest.

The calf of Ripple the Humpback Whale rolls at the surface, just behind Ripple.

A male Steller Sea Lion slowly makes his way into the water.

A whale with a tail! A great look at the fluke of Ripple’s calf.

Photo credits: Johanna Ferrie. All images taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.

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