Whale Tales – Humpback Niagara and Friend

By Captain Ken Rea

Mt. Baker

An unusual day today with not many sightings. It may be a reflection on the 5-foot seas in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. I opted to go north into the Strait of Georgia where it was glassy calm. However, we did not see any whales or blows, and I really thought we would.

Stellar Sea Lion

On the way, we saw BLACK OYSTER CATCHERS, a beautiful BROWN TURNSTONE, HARBOR SEALS, a young STELLAR SEA LION on a bell buoy, BALD EAGLES, HARBOR PORPOISES and more.

Humpback Niagra and friend.

I scanned Georgia Strait for a bit before heading back down to Haro Strait to see a pair of HUMPBACKS. One very distinctly recognized as Niagara and another as yet not identified.

Mouflon Sheep

 

On the way home, we saw some MOUFLON SHEEP on Spieden Island. It turned out to be a pretty cool day despite the bad weather in Juan de Fuca.

 

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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