More photos of southern residents taken off San Juan Island, June 4, 2005.
Monday, June 13, 2005
Today was a bit rough on the water so we were out for half the day. Managed to get a sample ambient recording near Kellet Bluff in a sea state of 4. We saw a group of six harbour porpoises traveling east at noon 2 mile off the bluff (48' 32", 123' 13"). This maybe the species the transients were feeding on the other day.
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Friday, June 10, 2005
Today started out a bit windy and rainy but ended with glorious sunshine and calm water. We watched a single transient in the morning (10:30) off 10-mile point until it reached Trial Island. Then a humpback whale appeared off the northwest end of Discovery Island and we followed it into the middle of Haro Strait (12:00). A report of 6 transients showed up about 3 miles off the northeast side of Discovery Island and we monitored the few boats with the whales (T20 and T21 group) until the end of the day. We watched them hunting and acquired a lung sample from one if their kills.