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June 13, 2010

Sunkissed and Blissed

Another sunny day on the Sea Lion! As we boarded the boat, we received news that orca whales were spotted north near Vancouver. Communicating with the other whale watching vessels helped inform our crew that the whales were actually heading closer to us near Saturna Island. The excitement on the...Read more

June 12, 2010

Sunny Saturday

This is the warmest day of spring that we've had so far! It was a beautiful 80 degrees. I was lured into a sense of complacency and forgot to bring my jacket. No matter how warm it is on land, it is freezing on the water. We keep a large selection of blankets on board and the other naturalist had a...Read more

June 11, 2010

A Pair of Grins

It was an awesome day in the San Juan Islands today and we had a superb trip. The orcas disappeared into the oceanic netherworld some time in the night, so we went off in search of bigger and better intrigues. After motoring down San Juan Channel, around Goose and Long Islands and Whale Rocks, Capt...Read more

June 10, 2010

Babies and Breaching

Wow! That's all I can say about today and that's all the customers could say too. People were so pleased as they were getting off the boat and enthusiastically shared their praise. What was so amazing about today? We saw breach after breach after breach. Orcas breaching at the same time or one...Read more

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