Sunday, October 01, 2006
Humpbacks & Superpod - audio clip
The noon Ocean Magic II trip started out a couple miles west off Cattle Point, San Juan Island, to view the southern resident killer whales. All J, K, and L pods were reported to be in the area. The groups were spread out foraging around Salmon Bank. Twenty-nine year old male Mega / L41 was identified among the backlit whales traveling north in the calm seas. We then headed west across the Juan de Fuca Strait to view a pair of Humpback whales a mile off Clover Point. Along the way Dall’s porpoises were spotted ‘rooster tailing’ in the strait. The mother and calf pair of Humpback whales took shallow dives and were headed southeast. This was the same pair of whales seen on September 22 east of Race Rocks.