Friday, August 26, 2005
Today was an exciting time on the water with Five Star Whale Watching. We left Victoria Harbour in the afternoon and caught up with L pod in strong winds near San Juan Island. The whales breached and started to lunge right out of the water after fish. Flash, L73, and the L9 matriline passed near the boat. Their saddles, patch behind dorsal fin, were striking white against their slick black bodies. We then dropped the hydrophone, underwater microphone, into the water to listen to them echolocate, use sonar, to locate fish as the pod foraged in small groups. When it was time to turn back a mother and her calf passed by in the beautifully glistening sunset. Thank you 5 Star for a wonderful day out on the water!