Wonderful “Wet Coast” Wildlife

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 – M.V. Lukwa

Guests watch Steller Sea Lions surface in the currents, with Stubbs Island in the background.

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

Today we got a true taste of the Wet, West Coast! And great wildlife sightings as well. Argonaut the Humpback Whale was in the area, near Steller Sea Lions. Ripple and her calf were cruising very close to the steep shore of an island near Pacific Harbour Seals. The Bald Eagle’s nest with 2 chicks had a parent eagle keeping watch. And we even got a chance to see a young human in action, as she got a chance to captain the Lukwa!

The A on the tail of Argonaut the Humpback Whale stands out.

A mature Bald Eagle sits in a nest with 2 chicks!

The calf of Ripple the Humpback Whale arches his/her back while Ripple surfaces slowly beside.

Steller Sea Lions surface.

We have a new Skipper! A girl from Vancouver Island got a chance to captain the Lukwa.

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

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