Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Another wonderful transient day aboard the Ocean Magic. The 12:15 trip led us out west where we found the marine-mammal hunting killer whales. The animals were heading east about 5 miles offshore from Beechey Head. T102 was identified among the T100 group. It was spectacular to see the whales swimming through the swells. A new calf was sighted trough porpoising beside its mother. During the late afternoon trip, we headed over to Race Rocks and viewed the pinnipeds hauled out on all the rocks. T14 / Pender was reported to be near the area. Then we went east to view the T100 group again. They were going on long dives, and then taking short rests at the surface, as sea gulls flew overhead.