Sightings Report - September 10th 2019

Yesterday we were with the T46s off of East Sooke in the morning, then Port Angeles in the afternoon.

While on scene with them, a rare report of a fin whale came in! Fin whales do not usually visit the Salish Sea; the last known fin whale to come in and stick around was 3 three years ago!

Fin whales are the second largest animal on earth, only being surpassed by the blue whale. They can reach 21 meters and weigh 48 metric tons! Merely seeing their long, flat backs is enough to give you an idea you're in the presence of a giant.

Capt Tom