Transient Killer Whale throwing a Harbour Porpoise.
Transient Killer Whale throwing a Harbour Porpoise.

Today was another mixed bag of delightful marine mammals and sea birds! In the morning Skipper Geoff caught sight of a Minke Whale, along with plenty of Stellar and California Sea Lions at Race Rocks. We also got a nice close look at a beautiful Bald Eagle and plenty of hungry Harbour Seals fishing around the rocks.

In the afternoon we went north to see T65, a family of Transient Killer Whales. The family were hunting, with one of the members of the pod making a kill in sight of the boat (we think it was a harbour seal)! In the evening, our Zodiac sunset cruise again caught up with the T65 family of Transients. This was undoubtedly the trip of the day, as the whales were extremely active, waving their pectoral fins at the boat. The passengers also got an excellent display of hunting behaviour, witnessing at least five kills while on scene. While it was a slightly gory affair, it was a great display of the whale’s skill and hunting prowess in the water.

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