Whale Tales – Seabirds and Pinnipeds

By Captain Ken Rea

Today we had T65Bs and T18s across the border. On the morning tour, we arrived at the border just in time to see the T65Bs cross into the US waters and we viewed them until they crossed back into Canada.

We saw other marine life including pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, etc.) and sea birds. There were HARBOR SEALS, STELLER SEA LIONS, BLACK TURNSTONES, BALD EAGLES, HARLEQUIN DUCKS, CORMORANTS, and so much more.

I raced for the border on the afternoon tour,  to view the T65Bs that had crossed back into US waters, but they were pointed back to Canada. We got to view a few surfacing before they disappeared.

Then the T18s were pointed our way. We positioned ourselves to view them when they crossed into our waters but about a quarter mile out, they turned back west away from us.

Egg Yolk Jellyfish

We moved on to see other marine life while listening to see if they changed back toward us, but they did not. We saw an EGG YOLK JELLYFISH while sitting at the border observing the T18s across the way.




To learn more about Captain Ken, visit Spirit of Orca

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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