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June 10, 2010

June is Orca Awareness Month

World Oceans Day at Cama Beach State Park , Camano Island Saturday June 12 12:45 to 1:30 PM Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island, WA Whale Song of Southern Resident Killer Whale The goal of this event is to educate, and encourage people in hopes of positively influencing them to change their habits...Read more

June 9, 2010

Remembering the Fun in Life: A Day of Orca Inspiration

Today was the kind of day the whales inspired me to remember childhood ways (not too far buried for me, I must admit). Cartwheeling - when the orcas throw their back-end and tail out of the water and over their heads - seemed to be the activity of the day. The orcas performed this behavior for us...Read more

June 9, 2010

Update On Oil Spill and Our Oceans

NOAA Confirms Presence of Subsea Oil Plumes in Gulf By: Lea Winerman The federal government confirmed Tuesday that subsea clouds of dispersed oil have been found at least 40 miles from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The finding, which confirms what some...Read more

June 8, 2010

Orca Whales and Mountain Vistas

The reports were in, telling us to search near the west side of San Juan Island for a group of L-pod orca whales. We arrived at False Bay shortly after departing from Friday Harbor. A cross-cultural crew of guests from Singapore to Kentucky adjusted their binoculars and were ready to see our famous...Read more

June 7, 2010

Fun n Sun

What a pleasant surprise the gorgeous weather was today. The sun was shining, it was warm and there were whales! What more could one really ask for? Except for the whales to be headed right in our direction, and as it turned out they were!! The plan was to head straight for the whales which were...Read more

June 6, 2010

It must be summer! Sunshine, Smiling Tourists and Orcas Galore!

The sun was shining, the waters were calm, the guests were smiling and life couldn't have been more peachy as we departed Friday Harbor. Summer feels like it is finally approaching here in the islands. In town tourists wander the streets, hopping in and out of shops. On the water whale watch boats...Read more

June 4, 2010

Tranquil Transients

It was 1:00 p.m. when Captain Mike received notice of transient orcas on the north side of Orcas Island. Just as we arrived near Clark Island, we spotted four transients traveling closely together. The guests oohed and awed each time the whales surfaced the water as they reached for a breathe of...Read more

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