November whales

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November whales

Post by oldsalt » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:32 pm

I went whale watching from Victoria. We first went across Haro Strait, finding a couple of Orca near Lime Kiln Lighthouse.
orca bull
female orca
They were being followed by researchers gathering their scat to monitor their diet and general health. I wondered how you convince a killer whale to provide a stool sample, but they have a poop sniffing dog to lead the way. Really.
orca with boat
We then went to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Race Rocks, and found ourselves surrounded by humpback whales.
A mother with a calf appeared. I posted mother/calf pictures from Hawaii, but this calf has grown much larger, almost as big as mom.
Since we were so close to Race Rocks, we cruised by to look at the sea lions.
sea lion
No whale report can conclude without a fluke picture.
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Re: November whales

Post by RoxnDox » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:37 am

awesome shots! I hope to see some early arrivals next week in Maui...
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Re: November whales

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 am

Wow spectacular report!!!! :)
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Re: November whales

Post by Penopolypants » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:58 am

Glorious! I'm so glad you're staying connected to the ocean Curt. thank you for sharing!
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Re: November whales

Post by Gdog » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:14 am

Curt, those are great shots. And I love the report. Our planet is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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