July 24, 2010

"The Love Boat"

"Soon we'll be making another run. The Love Boat..." These orcas are all about peace, l0ve and fish these days. They have been more active than I have ever seen them before with the percussive behaviors, the amorous behaviors and the feeding behaviors. It is fantastic and exactly what we want to...Read more

July 22, 2010

What a wind-rocking, whale watching good time we had today!

Today, although the clouds cooperated and cleared way for the sun to shine upon our faces, the wind decided it would continue to bluster all throughout the day. Ah well, we said, and crashed the M.V. Kittiwake through the waves. Onward to Canada, we sped! The whales had been reported in 4-5 foot...Read more

July 22, 2010

Photos from Judy for the Orca Whale Photo Contest 2010

Big Slap! Wild Tail Slap by Judy Jacques I am submitting three photos that I took the afternoon of July 12th while on the boat "Sea Lion". It was a totally fabulous afternoon, a little choppy, but we saw lots of whale activity. We actually had a whale come under our boat and breach up on the...Read more

July 20, 2010

Did you bring your passport?

Well we are all becoming overly familiar with the Canadian waters these days. Reports were in that once again the Orcas were near the coal docks but it was music to our ears to hear they were at least headed south our direction. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride so we didn't mind the extra...Read more

July 19, 2010

Majestic Mammals

Sunday, July 18th, 2010 was an evening to remember. The crew aboard the M/V Sea Lion never thought they would be so deeply touched in the presence of the orca whales. We spotted at least 12 members of the L-pod traveling in small groups of 3-5 near Eagle Point. The calm waters on the west side of...Read more

June 29, 2010

BP's Mismanagement of Resources

In the San Juan Islands, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife. We are one of 7 places on Earth with a high population of orcas. Almost every single day for the past two weeks we have seen them off the west side of our very own island, San Juan. The west side of the island is where the land...Read more

June 25, 2010

Orcas Breathing in Our Midst

Softly we sat and watched the whales about 700 yards away from us. At first we could only see white wake, their bodies like boats zooming through the water. As we waited, their dorsal fins began to loom in the distance. We followed them as they swam parallel to us west along the south side of...Read more

June 20, 2010

Chillin' In The San Juans

It was a cool and blustery overcast day in the San Juan Islands today, but that did not stop us from spending time with the orcas. On the west side of San Juan Island, from Kellet Bluff to Lime Kiln Point State Park, we tracked several orcas through the surf. Of the animals that we were able to...Read more

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