August 22, 2010

Minkes again!

We saw a minke whale on the west side of Waldron Island today!  Although there weren't any reports of orcas, we still managed to see a lot of marine wildlife.  We rarely see minke whales this many days in a row.  They are solitary travelers and can hold their breathe for long periods.  So when they come to the surface for air, you can't help but get excited.  Our guests had some spectacular views of the minke today.  We spent a while with the whale and then headed towards the Cactus Islands.  We observed many bald eagles and harbor seals.  The naturalists pulled bull kelp onto the boat to give the guests a taste of this edible seaweed.  Some guests didn't bring their lunch aboard so we happily provided them with a crunchy snack!  All in all, it was another great day out on the water!

Naturalists,

Sally and Casey