Sightings Report for July 29th 2017
What a beautiful and sunny Saturday in Victoria!!
Humpback whales were encountered throughout the day, with sightings very close to home! There were several individuals feeding in the Juan De Fuca Strait, often seen opening their mouths and extending their throat pleats to engulf their prey. Mother calf pairs have been consistently spotted, which is a direct indication of a growing population, great news for these gentle giants!!
Race Rocks Ecological Reserve is a great place to view and have wonderful interactions with other local marine mammals. Often seen sun bathing on the rocks are seals and sea lions, and in the adjacent kelp forest is Ollie the sea otter, who is often wrapped in the kelp taking an afternoon nap.
Unfortunately due to high winds our sunset tour was cancelled/rescheduled.