Springtides in house articles. Written by our crew. Musings, opinions and thoughts on all things wild.

Breaching Humpback Whale with Springtide Whale Watching

Humpback whales: why are they so lumpy and bumpy?

January 6, 2021

Humpback whales: why are they so lumpy and bumpy? Pectoral fins, head, throat and tail, all covered in bumps! Just a teenager with bad acne you might think? Well you couldn’t be more wrong when it comes to these angels of the sea… Heads Up. The blowhole of a Humpback …

Grey Whale spy hopping in the Salish Sea. Photo taken by SpringTide Crew with a zoom lens.

The Gray Whale- Eschrichtius robustus

April 21, 2020

The Quick Facts Females get up to 15.3m long, Males up to 14.6m long Mottled grey in colour (hence the name) Have a V shaped head Their blow is variable in shape: low and bushy, tall and narrow, sometimes even V-shaped and sometimes it looks like a heart Used to …

Lower Granite Dam

Removing the Elwha Damn

December 4, 2019

The Positive Impact of Removing the Elwha Damn Each year millions of salmon navigate their way from open ocean to freshwater spawning grounds in a journey to reproduce. These runs are vital to the survival of the many species influenced by wild salmon populations. Elwha Dam under deconstruction Elwha dam …

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