Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – M.V. Lukwa
Today’s Sightings: Humpback Whales (Moonstar, Freckles, and more!), Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Steller Sea Lions, Pacific Harbour Seals, Pacific Loons, Common Murres, Rhinoceros Auklets, Belted Kingfishers, Blue Heron, and Bald Eagles.
The cool wind and fresh snow on the Coast Mountains made it feel like we have skipped a season. Today’s trip started with a visit to the seal haulout where many seals were perched high above the water. We then spotted humpback blow after blow throughout the trip. There was much excitement as two humpbacks were being chased by dolphins and sea lions. The agitated humpbacks were trumpeting and slapping their pectoral fins. Later we spotted a sea lion devouring a chum salmon with gulls hovering above waiting for scraps.
Photo credits: Carmen Pendleton. Photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.