Orca Whale Watching with L Pod! That’s right one of our local southern resident pods showed up today! We started the trip at 10:30 knowing that L pod orca whales had been spotted off Victoria, a long way to go for us! We went for it anyway, only to find all of L pod porpoising towards us at about 9 knots… I love my job, orca whale watching!
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L Pod Orca Whale L118 by Katie Jones
Sunny with a chance of orca whales was my forecast today! And boy did it work out alright! We saw orca whales 2 minutes into the tour! Awesome!
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Orca whale, by Capt. Hobbes
What a killer day with orca whales we had today! Awesome day with transient orca killer whales known as the T65′s and the T49B’s… Transient orca killer whales are the mammal eating ones, that eat seals, sea lions, porpoise, sharks, whales and sea birds!
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Come play with me on the Salish Sea – The ocean is my playground!
Today’s forecast: Sunny with a chance of whales!
Orca killer whales By Kevin Holmes
Orca & Minke Whale today! Not only was there a lone transient orca killer whale in our area today, but also two minke whales and a group of very playful Dall’s porpoises! Even after my customers have seen orca and minke whales, if we see Dall’s porpoise they go even more ballistic!
Dall’s porpoise look like small orcas, they are about 6-7′ long and black & white and are really fast, they love riding the bow and jumping out of the water! Awesome critters…
Today is Saturday, June 15, 2013 and we already have orca and minke whale sightings!
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Weather today: Flat calm and sunny with a chance of whales!
Orca Killer Whales
Orca, humpback & minke whales today! It blows me away how much wildlife we can see in the San Juan and Gulf Islands! In our area today transient orca killer whales, a humpback whale and at least four minke whales. Other things we saw was eagles, seals, otters, porpoise and tons of sea birds!
Orca killer whales are the largest members of the dolphin family, while humpback and minke whales are true whales!
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The San Juan Islands by Kevin Holmes
Mammal eating orca killer whales were around again today, over 25 transient mammal eating orca killer whales were in our area, a little to far for us to go, but we are hoping that they are on their way back down today! Today should be a good orca whale watching day. Flat calm and sunny with a chance of orca whales!
The ocean is my playground, come play with me on the Salish Sea! Orca killer whales are my life, this is what I do, if they are around I will find them, so you can experience these powerful animals, which are the largest member of the dolphin family!
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Mammal eating orca killer whales
Transient orca killer whales known as the T65′s & T49B’s were found in our area on both of my tours yesterday! Transient orca killer whales are the mammal eating kind of animal that are found in every ocean in the world!
On the first tour, we had great sightings of both groups of transient orca killer whales. They were swimming in a tight group slowly moving north at about 1 mph, this is known as a resting pattern. Orca killer whales can sleep by shutting down half of their brain, this way they can still breathe!
On the second tour, oh boy what a different story! We arrived on scene and had some nice viewing (at around 200 yards) of these wonderful animals playing around with each other… Then they went missing for about 5 minutes. The next time they came up they were about 3′ from the boat! One of them rested his head on the swim step! And another had a seal in it’s mouth, which she ended up letting go! Just incredible, in all the years I have been doing this, this was the best moment of my life of viewing wildlife!!!
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Transient orca killer whales
Transient orca whales known as the T65A’s showed up late in the evening yesterday. As far as I know only one whale watch company saw them. We searched everywhere but no luck, we did however see two minke whales, a couple of eagles, tons of harbor porpoise and a steller sea lion…
Transient orca whales are found in every ocean in the world! They eat mammals such as seals, porpoise, sea lions, sea birds and sharks. When transient orca whales travel in large numbers they sometimes will go after a whale, this is where they get the name orca killer whales, meaning killer of whales!
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Orcas pass by Cattle Point Lighthouse off the south end of San Juan Island…photo by Monika Wieland
Orca whales L & J pods were doing the San Juan Island west- side shuffle again today! That’s right our southern resident orca killer whales, some 60+ whales were on the west-side of San Juan Island all day, foraging and then they moved slowly north! Our local resident orca whales feed on salmon as they move around the Islands.
The Salish Sea is their home in the summer months… Other mammals that we often see are minke whales, transient orca killer whales, seals, harbor porpoise, Dall’s porpoise, sea lions and eagles.
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L Pod Orca Whale L118
Orca whales do the San Juan West-Side shuffle! Our local resident orca pods known as J & L pod stayed on the West-Side of san Juan Island for most of the day yesterday, and then they moved slowly north. I left them at around 6:00 pm at Pender Bluffs, Swanson Channel. That means it should be a good day today to go orca whale watching…
Orca killer whales are not really whales at all, they are the largest member of the Dolphin family. Orca whales are in my mind the most wonderful creature on earth! These friednly and curious animals are magnificent to see in the wild, please don’t support theme parks!
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Come play with me on the Salish Sea!