Whale Tales – Jellyfish, Seals and Eagles in Haro Striaght

By Captain Ken Rea

One tour today and we started off with Harbor Seals and Bald Eagles and then J Pod in Haro Strait. Eagles and seals are not usually on the same rock but today they were. The eagles had nabbed another seal pup and were waiting for their turn to feed on the carcass.

Then we moved on to view the Southern Resident Killer Whales. They were spread out pretty wide as is the norm these days. We saw J38 Cookie, J25 Mike, J31 Tsuchi and her calf J56 Tofino, Echo and a few more.

The sea was a bit of a roll today, not any seas to speak of, just a confused roll of one to one-and-a-half-foot waves which was enough to make picture-taking a little hard to do. While viewing J Pod, I spotted an Egg Yolk Jellyfish to share with my guests.

On the way back in, we stopped to view a cormorant colony with their unique way of building their nests up like a tower.


Ken Rea, owner and operator of the Spirit of Orca, is also the tour guide, photographer and naturalist on his Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours in the Salish Sea, San Juan Island, Washington.

Photos by Ken Rea

To learn more about Captain Ken, visit https://spiritoforca.com






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