July 23, 2021

T037A's in San Juan Channel

Abby & Maxx | Sea Lion | 6/23/2021 Whale, whale, whale. Hello there! Abby here. I just got back from this stellar trip and am now on a complete orca high. Captain Pete, Maxx, and I zipped out of Friday Harbor to find the T037A’s in San Juan Channel. Volker T037A (Female, 1994) Inyo T037A1 (...Read more

July 23, 2021

T037A's in San Juan Channel

Abby & Maxx | Sea Lion | 6/23/2021 Whale, whale, whale. Hello there! Abby here. I just got back from this stellar trip and am now on a complete orca high. Captain Pete, Maxx, and I zipped out of Friday Harbor to find the T037A’s in San Juan Channel. Volker T037A (Female, 1994) Inyo T037A1 (...Read more

July 15, 2021

The T065A's are "Bigg" Instigators of Curiosity

Abby | Kestrel | 7/15/2021 As if I thought my orca encounters couldn’t get any better, BAM! Today happened… I suited up in fleece-lined pants, ready to take on the wind and waves that were about to disenchant the calm, put-together look I had so carefully compiled this morning. Weather reports came...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling in the Salish Sea

June 8, 2021

5 Bigg’s Killer Whales Zipping Through the Salish Sea

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | 06/08/2021 | 12:30pm Today’s trip was spectacular! We departed North out of Friday Harbor through San Juan Channel. We traveled into President Channel where we spotted vessels gathered near the Canadian Border and Patos Island. The currents were flowing and rippling due to...Read more

May 30, 2021

California Bigg's Killer Whale Makes Appearance in Haro Strait!

Abby | Kestrel | 5/30/2021 Today we had the A/B Team; Abby the naturalist (me!) and Captain Brian. It was 10am and looking like a typical northwestern island day; dew sat in circular mounds atop blades of grass, while deer pranced about the island in the morning fog. We left the harbor in Kestrel,...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whale

September 19, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Fish off of False Bay!

Erick | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 1:00 PM The skies finally cleared today when Captain Sarah and I ventured out to search for wildlife in the Salish Sea. We headed south after getting reports that the Southern Residents had been spotted near the southern end of San Juan Island!...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

September 9, 2020

Trip to Deception Pass and Watching the T37A Bigg's Orcas Hunt!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 2:00PM September is here! This is one of my favorite months here. Things slow down quickly after Labor Day and the weather seemingly steels itself for the coming autumn. Captain Brian and I took a group out on M/V Kestrel on this warm and calm...Read more

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