September 14, 2009

A Plethora of Playmates

It would be easier for me to list the animals that we did not see today, rather than to list the ones that we did. I think that the only sightings that we did not log were of the Titanic and the Loch Ness Monster. Jaclyn and I could hardly contain our excitement, which is to say that we completely abandoned all trappings of professionalism to run around the boat screaming, every time we saw something new. Capt. Craig insured that we saw all that we could today by monitoring the "chatter" on the radio and doing a wonderful job of getting us to each new adventure.

So, our line-up for the day was as follows:

  • Orcas
  • Humpback whales (3)
  • Minke whale
  • Steller's sea lions
  • Harbor seals
  • Dall's porpoises
  • Harbor porpoises
  • Bald eagle
  • Common murres
  • Marbled murrelets
  • Sooty shearwaters
  • Phalaropes
  • Seagulls (various species)

I love the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest and we at San Juan Safaris know that you will too. So from all of us, to all of you, thank you and we will...

See You In The Islands!

~Tristen, Naturalist

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