Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Their back! Today 90 resident killer whales came in from the west. On the Ocean Magic II noon trip we met up with the whales in the middle of Haro Strait. The whales split up into three groups heading north, east, and south. L pod passed by traveling toward Lime Kiln lighthouse. They started to tail lob and breach out of the water as they neared the west coast of San Juan Island. We then headed north to view J pod close along the shoreline speed chasing fish. The oldest members of J pod, Ruffels / J1 and Granny / J2, were traveling close together and turned on their sides to look up as they passed by underwater. Some of the best whale watching this year!!