Friday, April 27, 2007
April 26 - Wildlife Tour (Afternoon trip)
SuperCat ventured out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca where we encountered members of J pod foraging. We were treated to J14 (Samish) and J30 (Riptide - her twelve year old son) foraging off the starboard and bow of the SuperCat. Off in the distance on the port side, J16 (Slick) and J26 (Mike - her sixteen year old son) were travelling with periods of intense foraging. Off of Albert head, we were treated to a sighting of a juvenile Grey whale, which displayed its beautiful tail flukes as it dove deeper. The trip wound down with another spectacular view of J16 and J26, before we headed into Race Rocks MPA to view four different pinniped species (Stellar sea lions, California sea lions, Northern elephant seals, and Harbour seals). In addition, we had several views of immature and mature bald eagles and a variety of other sea birds.
Note: photos a zoomed in.