Sightings Report for September 17th 2018

September is flying by and the whale encounters have yet to slow down! It was a beautiful sunny day with calm seas.

East of Victoria the Southern Residents were seen fishing off the San Juan Islands! This orca ecotype specializes in hunting salmon, and as the rainfall becomes more frequent salmon come back to spawn in the coastal freshwater rivers. The mammal eating orcas were also around seen searching for their next meal.

There is a large ‘honeypot’ of humpback whales feeding in the Juan de Fuca Strait past Sooke. Its incredible to see so many large mammals in one place!

The guests on BC Orca had a lucky encounter with a Northern fur seal, so cool!! This species common range is Alaska and northern BC, perhaps it is lost?

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~ Stay tuned!!

Capt Tom