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MORNING TOURS

The sun was shining and a light breeze was in the air. The Marauder IV set off into the Salish Sea with rumours of Transient Killer Whales in the area. We went east and enjoyed cruising the coastline, passing Trial Island and Discovery. Making our way north through Haro Strait we spotted the Whales off the coast of San Juan Island.
Captains Log Transient Whales
Transient Whales. Photo taken by Naturalist Emma with a zoomed lens and heavily cropped.

A family group consisting of adult females and sub-adults were milling around, literally going with the flow of the tide north. We enjoyed watching the ocean’s top predators in the glow of the afternoon sun, seeing them surface and trying to spot a couple of smaller calves in between the matriarchs.

Captains Log Transient Whales
Transient Whales. Photo taken by Naturalist Emma with a zoomed lens and heavily cropped.

AFTERNOON TOURS

A very peaceful way to spend an afternoon. After observing the Whales we headed south and made a pit stop by Discovery Island to say hello to some Seals. Interesting to see the major prey species of the transient Killer Whales, another link in the food chain. A reminder that all animals in the Salish sea have their own place in the ecosystem.

Captains Log Seals
Seal hanging out, Photo by Naturalist Emma, taken with a zoom lens and heavily cropped.

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