Sightings Report for September 28th 2018

The sun was shining and the waters were calm as the fleet headed out. Reports of orca and humpback whales came in early so we were excited to get out there!

Whales were everywhere (yet again!), in the morning the fleet went West to encounter the southern residents. They were seen fishing in the middle of the Juan de Fuca Strait, spread out through a channel corralling their next catch. We hope they are finding enough prey to sustain the energy needed to thrive! The mammal eating Biggs orca were also out west, seen snacking on their latest meal. This orca ecotype spend about 80% of their time hunting in order to sustain their thick blubber layer.

Humpback whales are still around foraging on microscopic zooplankton that is abundant in our waters. it wont be long before they begin to migrate back down to tropical waters for the winter.

Lots of seals and Sea Lions can be seen relaxing along the shoreline of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Often heard barking at one another as they compete for space.

~ Stay tuned!

Capt Tom