July 9, 2012

Summer Lovin'

We saw at least 5 members of J and L Pod along the southern end of San Juan Island offshore of False Bay (48°27.7265N, 123°05.3859W). J26 “Mike” was frolicking with whales from L pod including L72 “Racer” a 26 year old female. L72 was also traveling with her son L105 “Fluke” who was...Read more

July 8, 2012


AND SO ARE THE WHALES! The salmon must be satisfying, because we have been seeing our Southern Residents for weeks now, on both trips! Today around 3:00 PM we met up with at least 10 members of J and L pod just south of Mosquito Pass, traveling north in Haro Strait (48°35.66N, 123°12.61). They...Read more

July 5, 2012

Southern Resident Killer Whales

Members of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population were observed along the west side of San Juan Island near Lime Kiln State Park (48°31.53N, 123°10.47W). We first saw L87, “Onyx”, an adult male that frequently spends time with members of J-Pod. Closer to shore we identified J26, “...Read more

July 4, 2012

Killer Whales and a Humpback Whale!

The 4 th of July proved to be a WHALE of a day! Members of J- and L-pods were observed traveling north along the west side of San Juan Island near Lime Kiln Point State Park (48°30.3261N, 123°10.8999W). L87 “Onyx” was exhibiting foraging behavior, surfacing quickly and changing direction...Read more

July 3, 2012

Good Neighbors

Today we hung out with 7 members of J-pod in Haro Strait between Henry and Stewart Island (48°38.88N 123°12.07W). What can I say, they had us at hello—from the minute we arrived they seemed excited, yet kind, greeting us with a spy hop and adult breach. It was almost as if they were welcoming...Read more

July 2, 2012

Whale Report July 2, 2012

Southern Resident Killer Whales today! Caught up with about 7 slowly foraging members of J-Pod, including Granny (J-2), Blackberry (J-27) along with Onyx (L-87) on the west side of San Juan Island at 48.27.388N 123.03.597W. We stayed with them until peeling away at the light house at Lime Kiln to...Read more

June 30, 2012

Granny and Family.

Ten members of J-pod were seen along the eastern side of Saturna Island in Canadian waters today (48°45.2071N, 123°06.9784W). The whales were spread out and traveling north. J2 “Granny”, the 101 year old matriarch, was identified among the group.  Also L87 “Onyx” was seen traveling...Read more