Wednesday, September 20, 2006
On the noon Ocean Magic II trip we were bound for Bellevue Point, San Juan Island, to meet up with the L12’s. When we arrived on scene the whales were heading south at a slow pace in a resting line. This is a form of sleep behaviour when the whales switch off half of their brains so they can function to voluntarily respire. Mega / L41 and Flash / L73 were identified among the group. We followed them just south of Lime Kiln Lighthouse then headed west across Haro Strait. We stopped at Chatham Island were a couple of minks, a type of land mammal, were seen along the shoreline.