Saturday, August 11, 2018 – M.V. Lukwa and M.V. Kuluta
Today’s Sightings: Humpback Whales (Black Pearl, Claw, Ripple, Obsidian, Slash, Inukshuk and unidentified), Northern Resident (fish-eating) Orcas (A42, A25 and A34 Matrilines), Dall’s Porpoises, Harbour Porpoises, Pacific Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, Northern River Otter, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Belted Kingfishers, Northern Phalaropes.
Today the wildlife action was better than anything in the movies! All natural, unscripted action that is! We started the morning watching multiple matrilines of Northern Resident Orcas travel in a resting line. We also spotted so many Humpback Whales out there today that we lost count of just how many we saw! Noteworthy sightings include Ripple and her Calf, Obsidian as they lunge fed and then became very active, even breaching right out of the water! If only we could rewind and re-watch today over and over!
Photo credits: Carmen Pendleton, Alex McDonald, Ashley Nielsen, and Allison Parker. *Images taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.*