July 2, 2011

Males and Minkes

Today was sunny, warm, and absolutely beautiful as we left Friday Harbor in search of the wildlife that calls the Salish Sea home. On our way out we spotted several harbor porpoises in all different directions from the boat. We also stopped to watch some harbor seals that were not only hauled out...Read more

June 7, 2011

Species circus!

As we circumnavigated San Juan Island we encountered species at every turn. The San Juan Chanel was full of harbor porpoises and bald eagles, the Haro Straight teemed with Dall’s porpoise and three minke whales were feeding around Salmon Bank where California sea lions rested on the buoy. An...Read more

June 4, 2009

Baleen Whales!!!

We watched a gray whale just offshore of Whidbey Island near the Naval Air Force Base. We watched as the whale would blow 3 to 6 times and then take a dive for a couple of minutes. Everyone loved the heart shaped spray that the exhale makes from gray whales. I really find it interesting that gray...Read more