Sunday, August 5, 2018 – M.V. Kuluta and M.V. Lukwa
Today’s Sightings: Humpback Whales (Argonaut, Muppet, Hook, Freckles and unidentified), Northern Resident (fish-eating) Orcas (A42 and A30 matrilines), Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, and Northern Phalaropes.
We followed the recipe for fun this morning, even though someone poured a little too much fog in at the beginning! As the fog lifted, so did our excitement levels. We watched the A30 and A42 Matrilines of Northern Resident (fish-eating) Orca travel along in a resting line in the sunshine this morning. In the afternoon, Humpback Whale sightings were incredible. Argonaut and Hook the Humpback Whales were interacting which ended with Argonaut leaping right out of the water! Also spotted in the area were Freckles and Muppet the Humpback Whales. Dall’s Porpoises were active, spread out all across the horizon today and occasionally choosing to come closer, allowed us a great look at their small black and white bodies. A double surprise came big and small, with a black bear on the shore of an island clambering over logs and digging in the rocks, and a We’ll take double servings of days like today please!
Photo credits: Alex McDonald, Johanna Ferrie, Carmen Pendleton, Chloe Warren, and Andrew Mitchell. *Images taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.*