October 5, 2012

All Present and Accounted For!

The Transient Killer Whales were all business today. A group of approximately 6 individuals were taking their sweet time below the surface, typical foraging behavior. They kept us guessing as to where they were going to pop up for a few breaths before their next long dive. Meanwhile we drifted in the calm, sunlit waters in sight of downtown Victoria (48°21.21N, 123°18.01W). On our way back in, we came across porpoises, murres, cormorants, loons, seals, sea lions, and a Minke Whale. All present and accounted for! We’re savoring every last bit of this lingering summer with the knowledge that the fall rains, high winds, and rough seas could be right around the corner.

Naturalist Andrew
San Juan Safaris Whale Watching