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July 11, 2010

Jumpin' Jehosaphat

I do not know what has the orcas so wound up this season, but I have seen more breaches in the past week than I saw all of last season. I love that they are being so enthusiastic and since it always seems to be paired with aggressive feeding I would like to think that this means that we are having...Read more

July 10, 2010

Searching the coal docks

Our afternoon trip returned with news that the whales were headed towards Canada. Knowing that it can be a challenge if not impossible to reach them in areas like the Coal Docks and beyond the office staff worked quickly to contact everyone on the sunset tour and have them at the dock for an early...Read more

July 9, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

Who would think that a heat wave would hit Friday Harbor? It has though and while this is not one of those melt-your-shoes-to-the-sidewalk kind of heat waves, it has had an affect on life here. For one thing, there is no such thing as air conditioning on San Juan Island. Maybe not in the whole of...Read more

July 9, 2010

SAVE THE DATE! Orca Network presents: August 8, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Lolita's capture from her family, the Southern Resident orcas, in Penn Cove off Whidbey Island. We are finalizing plans for several events to commemorate the captures, to remember all the orcas who died during the...Read more

July 8, 2010

Another Beautiful Day!

With the sun shining strong today, the only place I wanted to be was out on the water. We walked off the heated sidewalks of Friday Harbor and made ourselves comfortable on the deck of the SeaLion. The warm breeze made for a very enjoyable ride. Captain Mike informed the crew that we were heading...Read more

July 8, 2010

The Owner Takes An Afternoon Off

Naturalist Sallly with Whale Watching Guests aboard MV Sea Lion SuperPod. That got my attention. I got into gear and called staffer Ellie to see if she would watch the office. I am out of here! Needlesstosay, I had a wonderful three hour mini vacation on my own boat with an unbeatable crew. Here...Read more

July 7, 2010


This morning I awoke to my phone ringing at 9am. It was the Interpretive Specialist at Lime Kiln State Park- a superpod was right off of Lime Kiln. Last night, on the way home from our sunset tour, Captain Craig predicted we would have a superpod because he heard from the Canadians that 50 orcas...Read more