Whale Tales – Zillion the Humpback Whale

By Captain Ken Rea

Today we saw a HUMPBACK WHALE known as Zillion kelping. Kelping is when a whale finds some kelp and plays with it by dragging it around. Maybe it is a massage type of feeling for them, I don’t know, but we see it often.

Another day where all the USA boats were viewing a HUMPBACK during my two tours and while a pod of ORCA were across the border and we could have seen them except the water border is closed now.

We did see this beautiful whale, STELLER SEA LION bulls, a BROWN PELICAN and other sea birds.

Captain Ken Rea

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.

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