July 15, 2009

Orcas near Anacortes

L-pod near Anacortes today! We left San Juan Island and headed toward Anacortes, once on scene we were able to identify a few individuals from L-pod. There was a lot of activity today, breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping. Everyone was very excited. We stayed with the orcas for about an hour and then some dense fog rolled in. The fog just added to the beauty of the day. On the way back to Friday Harbor we headed through Lopez Pass, this is a very scenic route. We saw a Bald eagle in the top of a tree on Lopez Island. We then stopped just for a few minutes to admire some Harbor seals and their pups. July has been such a great month, Orcas, Bald eagles and Harbor seal pups!!!

Naturalist Jeannette

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