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July 2, 2010

The Power of Porpoising

We met up with members of the Southern Resident Orca Community off the south end of Lopez Island today. I was immediately able to identify Raggedy (or K40). She is easily identifiable because of her "raggedy" dorsal fin. The orcas appeared to be fishing. They were very spread out, traveling in no...Read more

July 1, 2010

Calm day

Even though the day started out with some drizzle and clouds it wound up being another glassy calm day on the water. Fortunately the drizzle stopped shortly after we left the dock and we made our way over to the west side of San Juan Island where the Orcas were reported to be. We traveled south...Read more

July 1, 2010

Rounding the point

The water looked like glass tonight as we headed out of Friday Harbor in search of the Orcas. Earlier on the afternoon trip we observed K pod just outside of Cattle pass slowly traveling north on the west side of San Juan Island but this evening there were new reports of whales even closer by. We...Read more

June 29, 2010

Whales and Rainbows

Our San Juan Safari photo contest may have a few new impressive entries because this evening's sunset tour was truly "picture perfect". The sun was low in the sky, illuminating the clouds and creating a soft glow upon the water. Two majestic bald eagles, with 7 foot wingspans, soared above us as we...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 27, 2010

It Was An L Kind of Day

Meaning that it was calm and relaxed and just a chill day on the water. L pod is known for being a little more relaxed in their activities and that energy carries over to the whole trip. A calf did treat us to a goodbye breach though. Our cruise started out with some excitement when a bald eagle...Read more

June 26, 2010

A new view

What a beautiful day it was out today! Lately the Orcas have been cruising the west side of San Juan Island so when the reports came in today of whales over by Lummi island I was really excited. Whales and somewhere new to see! Lummi Island is located just off of Bellingham. We barely made it out...Read more

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