Sightings Report for August 21st 2017
It was a great day to be on the water! The skies were clear, the water was flat, and the rare solar eclipse was fully visible!
It has been the summer of the Biggs Orca (mammal eaters)! Their presence in the Salish Sea has greatly increased this season, most likely due to the availability of prey. There were pods scattered throughout the June De Fuca Strait yesterday, our fleet caught up with several pods off the coast line of East Sooke. They were very playful as several individuals were seen cartwheeling, breaching, and slapping their fins on the surface!!
Humpback whales are also very present, as several were encountered sleeping and feeding in the Strait. These gentle giants come from the open Pacific for the summer to feed and relax before heading back down South for the winter.