Seagoing Deer in Orca Waters

Conservation, Exploration

Whale-watchers in local waters have become used to the seals and sea lions, the Orcas and humpbacks that delight visitors. But on Sunday a Victoria-based Zodiac came across a deer buck off East Sooke Park swimming bravely toward Neah Bay while transient Orcas lurked nearby. Captain Mark Malleson, with five passengers aboard, knew that he… Read more »

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Weekly Sightings Report June 2-9

Whale Sightings

June is off to a killer start (pun intended)! As the unofficial start to our peak season, everyone has high expectations for the beginning of June, and 2016 did not disappoint. The steady increase of transient orca over the past years has not abated; sightings that used to feel like a rare treat, or an… Read more »

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“A DAM GOOD IDEA”

Innovation, Weekly Blog

Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) Applauds Decision Today to Remove Antiquated Dams Along Klamath River, Restoring Major Salmon Source for Southern Resident Orcas The Obama administration and California officials announced a landmark agreement today to remove four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River, bypassing an inactive Congress and beginning the largest river restoration in U.S.… Read more »

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2016 Sightings So Far

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Ah 2016; off to an exciting, windy, and cold start as always, but we’ve got a spring in our step with spring in our sites. Winter whale and wildlife watching (in addition to allowing admirable alliteration) is not for the faint of heart. Charging out into the great unknown with a 30-50% chance of finding… Read more »

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Baby Boooooooom!

Whale Sightings

It seems cliché to start a post with “WOW,” but sometimes even those of us with a preclusion to prose are left speechless by the circumstances. How do you summarize a year in 600 words? Most of the time you can’t, and you just shouldn’t even try, but 2015 was so spectacular, so uplifting and… Read more »

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Sightings Report July 12-18

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

We had another gorgeous week this week, with killer whales and/or humpbacks stealing the scene. While it was “and” more than “or”, there was a day or two where the killer whales failed to make an appearance, but the humpbacks more than made up for their absence.  We’ve been seeing a lot of “X” humpbacks… Read more »

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