Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Humpback Whales near Victoria! Aug 5th, 2012

It was another wonderful summers day on the water and a lovely encounter with Humpback Whales near Victoria! We had a wonderful group of guests on board from the American Pathology Society who were in town for a conference. When we headed out of Victoria Harbour we headed towards the south west and first showed our guests the wonderful Marine Life at Race Rocks that includes Harbor Seals, Northern Elephant Seals, plus Steller & California Sealions. Race Rocks is also home to a large number of Marine Birds including Pigeon Guillemots, Black Oyster Catchers, Common Murres, Cormorants and of course countless Sea Gulls:) We also spotted a mature Bald Eagle at race Rocks, probably looking to feast on the numerous Sea Gull Chicks. We then headed East towards Constance Bank and came across two full grown Humpback Whales! It was a wonderful encounter with the Humpback Whales, the largest Whales we see in the Salish Sea. Whilst we watched these two large Baleen Whales we witnessed Lunge Feeding & impressive Tail Flukes. With incredible weather we could not have asked for a more perfect trip!

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