Sightings Report for July 7th 2018
It was another beautiful summer day in Victoria! Our fleet left the dock just as the sun came through the clouds. Calm waters are great for spotting whale blows, and it wasn't long before whales were seen!!
We set out early and caught up with 6 humpbacks feeding throughout the Juan de Fuca Strait, a mother and a calf pair among them! As Captain Russ was heading towards reports of whales, he picked up a pod of Biggs Orca (mammal eaters), identified as the T124's!! Good eye Captain!! We have been encountering this family a lot lately, they must be eating well!
A stop by Race Rocks Ecological Reserve is always a hit with the passengers!! This small chain of islands is often littered with local pinnipeds, including seals and sea lions. They are often seen basking in the sun along the shores and barking at one another. A few Elephant Seals have been hanging out there recently!
~ Stay tuned!!