Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The day started out with a trip to Race Rocks aboard the Ocean Magic II. There we found Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, California Sea Lions, and Elephant Seals. In the afternoon the fog lifted and reports of transients, meat eating killer whales, lead us towards the eastern end of Juan de Fuca Strait. On the way we sighted a minke whale heading quite fast towards the west. When we arrived on scene we found about dozen whales. The ‘Hood Canal’ transients T10 and T10B were identified amongst the group. A US nuclear submarine was sighted further south in the strait. In the evening we found these whales again near Bush Point, Whidbey Island. The long trip was well worth the wait. In the wonderful lighting a new calf was sighted amongst the group.