Sighting Report for July 5, 2017!!!
Low winds and sunshine made for an incredible day on the water, and the amount of encounters prove that it is peak season! Captain Jim, Russ, Gordon, Tom, and Kaegan, caught up with three species of cetaceans; including Biggs Orca, Humpback, and Gray whales!
Gray Whales were spotted in the Juan de Fuca Strait as they rested from their long migration from the Southern Pacific. Gray Whales are a rare sight in the Salish Sea as they are more common along the west side of Vancouver Island, often seen feeding in small bays on their way to the Bering Sea.
The Biggs orcas are still in the area as they search for food and socialize in the waters around Victoria. The large population of other marine mammals in the area provides great opportunity for the pods to hunt successfully!
Last but not least, our captains encountered several Humpback whales as they continued to rest and feed!
Stay tuned for what our captains encounter next!