July 5, 2014

Breach!

I saw more whales breaching today than any other whale watch I have ever been on!  Just off the southern west side of San Juan Island we were able to witness the super pod greeting ceremony of the southern resident killer whales. This super pod is referring to J , K, and L pods being in one area where they come back together in a place with a high density of food ( chinook salmon) to potentially breed and share knowledge and customs. But what does this mean for a whale watching boat? Lots of surface activity!!!! We saw so many breaches, cartwheels, tail slaps, and just general splashing, our guests didn't even know which way to look! This is definitely a day that naturalists live for and I am so happy I was on the water today! Hopefully the whales will still be around tomorrow!!!

 

San Juan Safaris

M/V Sea lion

Naturalit Chelsea