Thursday, October 08, 2015

July 13th - Orcas & a Humpback Whale!

July 13th – Orcas & a Humpback Whale

Killer Whales
Victoria Whale Watching
Humpback Whale
Today we had encounters with Resident Orcas and a Humpback Whale! In the morning we encountered Resident Orcas near Pender Bluffs rapidly north towards Active Pass. We got see some amazing porpoising action as members of Jpod swam at high speed. We use the dorsal fin & saddle patch to identify the different Orcas (see the picture above for a good example) as each one is as unique as our finger print.
In the afternoon we heard about a Humpback Whale just south of Victoria near Race Rocks. We got to see some wonderful tail flukes as the Humpback went on its long dives. On Humpback Whales we use the markings on the underneath of their tail flukes for identification.
Apart from the Orcas & Humpback Whale, we also saw lots of Harbor Seals today, as well as Sea Lions and Elephant Seals.
To see more images from today’s encounters click on the following link;

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