Monday, October 21, 2013

Oct 11th, 2013 - Humpbacks near Race Rocks!

We had another wonderful day of encounters with multiple Humpbacks today all near Race Rocks! Once again we witnessed a lot of tail flukes as the Humpbacks sounded before going on a deep dive. Each tail fluke on a Humpback has individual marking ranging from all black to all white and slightly different shapes. These tail flukes, that can reach 12' from tip to tip, are used to identify the individual Humpbacks. As can be seen in the pictures above, we had one Humpback that had a lot of white in its tail, another almost all black and a third that had white near each tip.
Apart from he Humpbacks we also saw a Bald Eagle at Haystock Island plus Harbor Seals. At Race Rocks we saw more Harbor Seals as well as Northern Elephant Seals and hundreds of Sea Lions. October is the best time of year to visit Race Rocks Ecological Reserve
with its abundance of marine life it is worth taking a whale watching trip just to see this magical place and is known as the Galapagos of Canada!

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