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.
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orca bull
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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.
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orca with boat
We then went to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Race Rocks, and found ourselves surrounded by humpback whales.
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humpbacks
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.
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mother/calf
Since we were so close to Race Rocks, we cruised by to look at the sea lions.
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sea lion
No whale report can conclude without a fluke picture.
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fluke
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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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