Sightings Report June 24-27

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

My apologies for doubling up on the sightings reports this week, there’s just too many good sightings to talk about! The last few days have been all killer whales, all the time! We had several days of both residents AND transients, with a humpback or two thrown in for good measure. We’ve also seen whales… Read more »

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Sightings Report June 6-13

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

This week saw the return of L-pod, hopefully for the long term, which is our largest family in the Southern Resident Killer Whale community. Up until this point we had only seen J-pod, and two brief visits from L-pod last week. And there were members of K-pod mixed in there as well! We don’t have… Read more »

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Sighting Report May 20-30

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

My apologies for a slight delay in the sightings report this week. Starting now, weekly sighting reports will be sent out on Saturday afternoons. All I can say about this week is wow. The killer whales dominated the waves, with almost equal reports of residents and transients, although there were a couple days spent with… Read more »

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Sightings Report May 12-19

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

The revolving door continued this week with transient orca and humpbacks dominating early on, and residents returning to the area for May long weekend! The same four humpbacks we’ve been seeing lately were enjoying what has become a common feeding spot for them. They are liking the northern end of our range, occasionally meaning that… Read more »

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Sightings Report May 4-11

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Another solid week in the Salish Sea, this week had a large percentage of single animal sightings; a humpback here, transient male orca there, grey whale over here. Later in the week our favourite humpback, Big Mama, broke the trend and joined up with a lesser known animal, Windy. You might notice some whales have friendly names, while others we just refer to using seemingly random letters and numbers.… Read more »

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Sightings Report April 25-May 3

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

Man, I swear all the cetaceans in the Salish Sea are in cahoots. It’s like they’re in a revolving door. We just keep seeing different things every day! Residents, transients, humpbacks, residents, humpback, transients, Pacific white-sided dolphins (they showed up randomly on the 28th), transients, residents, humpback, transients. It’s nuts! J-pod left the area on… Read more »

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Sightings Report April 13-24

Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings

The last couple of weeks have been amazingly steady, especially for April, and things don’t show any signs of slowing down. Our current whale sighting success rate is between 86-92% depending if you look at individual trips, or days. Of course, recent sightings have almost nothing to do with future sightings because things can change… Read more »

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