May 31, 2009

Transients!!! (whales that is)

Today we left Friday Harbor at about 1 pm and headed out south past Cattle Point in the Strait of Juan De Fuca.
We found some Transient orcas! These orca usually hang near Canada and usually in a small bunch 5 to 6 whales.
I think we counted about 12 to 16 individuals traveling all together and from what I have read and heard this is rare.

The transient orcas were amazing. I was really impressed with them. Our guests were very excited about their encounter. On the way back our Captain made a stop at Whale Rocks and we saw a bald eagle and some harbor seals. The weather was also great today and visibility was spectacular. It was another great whale watching and wildlife trip with San Juan Safaris.

Naturalist,
Jeannette Miller
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