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Monday, July 27 2015 – MV Luwka & MV Kuluta

Humpbacks kept us very busy today- throughout the day we saw a total of eight different individuals spread out from Weynton Pass to Cracroft Point. Our morning started with Ridge the humpback just off Weynton Island; this whale was travelling … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 4th 2015 – MV Lukwa

With close to a 5 meter tidal exchange today, there was lots of activity out on the water this morning. Off of Cracroft Point, we spotted a humpback whale, and soon realized that there were two. Upon getting a better … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 1 2015 – MV Lukwa

We had an extremely exciting start to July on the water today- breaching humpbacks, transient (Bigg’s, marine mammal eating) killer whales, and more! This morning we had the fortune to view six humpback whales- and the even better fortune to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 30 2015 – MV Lukwa

We had a very busy day on the water today! In total we saw seven humpback whales- five of whom we were able to identify. This morning we had the incredible fortune to witness Ripple and Slits the humpbacks feeding … Continue reading

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Monday, June 29 2015 – MV Lukwa

What a trip! Good fortune and tides today allowed us to get a really good idea of how important herring are to life on this coast. We came across a huge school of juvenile herring being forced to the surface … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 28 2015 – MV Lukwa

Today we welcomed the return of yet another humpback to the Johnstone Strait area! On today’s trip we spotted Slits the humpback for the first time this season; through the work of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS), we … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 27 2015 – MV Lukwa

We spent most of today’s trip in Blackfish Sound- and it turned out that this afternoon the name “Blackfish Sound “ was very fitting as we were incredibly lucky to view around 15 mammal-eating killer whales on this afternoon’s trip! … Continue reading

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Today we welcomed back yet another one of the humpbacks that frequent our area during the summer months, feeding on the small schooling fish gathered by our strong local currents. We had just left Telegraph Cove on our morning trip … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 25 2015 – MV Lukwa

We were lucky enough to have a five-humpback trip this afternoon. We had just entered Blackfish Sound when we were able to spot multiple blows in the distance; these blows can be upwards of 3 metres tall and are formed … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 24 2015 – MV Lukwa

Today’s trip started out with reports of Bigg’s (marine mammal eating or transient) killer whales near Port McNeill. We quickly made our way up to Port McNeill where we were lucky enough to find these killer whales just outside Port … Continue reading

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