Sunday, July 16, 2006
J & K pods
A gorgeous morning on the Ocean Magic II led us into the epic waters of Rosario Strait. There we found J and K pods breaching off Bird Rock as they headed southwest though the channel. The whales foraged and several high-speed fish chases were witnessed at the surface. On the noon trip the whales were off middle Bank heading north up Haro Strait. The whales were spread out in small groups with J1 / Ruffles out in mid channel. We then stopped off Discovery Island and viewed the young harbour seals, eagles, and turkey vultures in the area. On the afternoon trip we found K and J pods further north off San Juan Island. Some whales were just offshore breaching several times at the end of the day.