Friday, June 8, 2018 – M.V. Lukwa
Today’s Sightings: Humpback Whales (Pisa and unknown), Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Dall’s Porpoises, Steller Sea Lions, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Common Murres, Rhinoceros Auklets, Black Oyster Catchers, and Pigeon Guillemots.
What an exciting trip! We happened upon a few Pacific White-sided Dolphins, which soon turned into hundreds! Leaping out of the water, displaying the acrobatics for which they are renowned, guests and crew alike were left breathless and grinning. Another special sighting was a young Black-tailed Deer munching on Rock Kelp during the low tide. Joining the acrobatics were a pair of juvenile Bald-Eagles. Pisa the Humpback Whale fed amongst Rhinoceros Auklets.
Photo credits: Alex McDonald and Johanna Ferrie, taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.