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September 8, 2021

20 Biggs Killer Whales

Abby | M/V Kestrel | 2pm | 9/8/2021 Captain Solan and I cruised out of the harbor with the intention of viewing what is known as a “T-Party,” where several families of transient, or Biggs, killer whales were playfully interacting with one another. We zipped in between Shaw and Lopez Island, through...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale

September 4, 2021

Seas of Glass and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 09/04/2021 | 1:30pm Today was another grey day. It felt like 7:00pm all afternoon as the sun never seemed to be able to creep out from behind the clouds. Yet still, the seas were flat calm, glassy. These are perfect whale spotting conditions and myself and our boatful of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale

September 3, 2021

Minke Whales, Bigg’s Killer Whales and a few surprises!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/03/2021 | 2:00pm Today was a pretty cold day. Grey clouds covered the sky and seemed to block out the sun as Kestrel raced down the San Juan channel towards the Juan De Fuca. In my time working on boats however, I’ve learned to really value a grey day. I find it’s much...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whale

September 2, 2021

An afternoon with an incredible Southern Resident family, the L54s!

An afternoon with an incredible Southern Resident family, the L54s! Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/02/2021 | 2:00pm It was a beautiful afternoon on the Salish Sea! Seas were calm, the dignified Olympic mountains peered down over the islands and Southern Residents were rumored to be in the area. When...Read more
T-Party of transient killer whales

August 29, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale T-Party in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Bigg’s Killer Whale T-Party in the Strait of Juan de Fuca Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | August 29, 2021 | 2:00 pm Our afternoon Kestrel adventure was a real adventure through the rolling waves of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We departed in search of a reported “T-Party,” referring to a group of multiple...Read more

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