Sightings Report for July 21st 2018
It's a wonderful weekend to be on the water!!! The weather has been very co-oprative by bringing sunshine and calm seas. To make things better, there have been so many whales in the area lately! We love peak season!!
Reports of Humpback whales came in early and our fleet caught up with over a dozen throughout the day!! These gentle giants are everywhere, feeding on the bounty of zooplankton in the water column. We are lucky to be a part of their migration route from the southern tropical waters of Mexico and Hawaii!
Both ecotypes of orca were encountered throughout the day!! The J16's, a pod of the Southern Resident (salmon eaters) population, were seen fishing through the Juan de Fuca Strait. By the afternoon Biggs orca (mammal eaters) were picked up east of Victoria. Several groups were encountered in a popular seal hang out, scanning the area and socializing with one another!
~ Stay tuned!