August 11, 2010

Whales Last Evening and WHALES This Afternoon

Yesterdays afternoon trip saw a little seen baleen whale - a minke. There are only about 18 minke whales in and around the islands. Our guests got very good looks at this whale in the afternoon both from the MV Sea Lion and the smaller MV Kittiwake. Last evening on the 5;30 tour the resident orca...Read more

August 11, 2010

New Addition

When is a baby orca not a baby? When it has not been seen by the Center For Whale Research, that is when. They are the research body officially in charge of monitoring the population of the Southern Resident Killer Whales that are found in the Pacific Northwest. They maintain the matriarchal family...Read more

August 4, 2010

Ah Summer in the San Juans

Wow, yet another beautiful whale filled day in the San Juans! This time of year it seems I could start every blog that way! The weather and the whales have fully cooperated and we've been blessed with fantastic trips for weeks and weeks on end! Today I was aboard the Kittiwake with Captain Mike and...Read more

August 4, 2010

Photos of Orca Whales, Seals and Gulls by Sosha Mathew

Side Breach and Straight Ahead Orca Whale by Sosha Mathew Lone Orca Whale Off San Juan Island at Sunset, by Sosha Mathew Snoozing Seals and Gulls, by by Sosha Mathew From our Sunday, August 1, 2010 Tour. These will be entered into our photo contest. Thanks Sosha!Read more

August 3, 2010

Does Granny Breach Less?

The oldest member of the Southern Resident Community is named Granny. She is estimated to be a 100 years old. She is also the matriarch of J-pod. Her cohort is a 60 year old male named Ruffles. Ruffle's dorsal fin is 5 to 6 feet tall, a common measurement for adult males, as compared to the 2 to 3...Read more

August 3, 2010

People For Puget Sound Celebrates 20 Years of Protecting & Educating

WHAT'S YOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY STORY? 2011 is People For Puget Sound's 20th birthday and we'd like to hear your story about Puget Sound and People For Puget Sound during the last 20 years” and looking ahead to the next 20. Were you on the first Sound Voyage? At the first Lobby Day in 1992? Were you a...Read more

August 2, 2010

Be gone fog!

Finally it looks like the fog may be clearing. We still had a foggy morning but it quickly cleared out and turned into a beautiful day. This afternoon was a true safari. We started off by observing some harbor seals basking in the's rough being a harbor seal! Then we moved over to whale...Read more

July 29, 2010

J-pod Fan Club

Today we traveled north towards Stuart Island. Captain Mike stayed in close communication with the other whale watching vessels; he received many reports that the whales were in that area. Our spirits rose with anticipation! Shortly after we departed Friday Harbor we spotted a bald eagle soaring...Read more