Saturday, August 27, 2016

photos from whale watching part 1 Whales!

     I've been pretty busy lately and havent gotten around to posting pictures from my whale watching tour with captain Ron and Sea King Adventures. I go at least once a year and always use Sea King Adventures. Ron and his wife Holly have been doing this for many years. They have a fantastic safety record and the boat is never over loaded and cpt Ron knows what hes doing and talking about. I've never been dissapointed! It's so much more personal and you can move around in his boat. I'd recommend him to anyone!

     In this post Im just going to post photos of the transient Orcas we seen and the Humpbacks. I will do another post with the other sea creatures we got to see. The past couple years there have been lots of Humpback Whales. This is the first time I've seen Transient Killer Whales with CPT Ron.

     There are two types of Killer whales in our waters. The first is the Resident Killer Whales. There are about 80 of these whales spread out in 3 pods or family groups.  The pods are named J, K, and L pod. These whales live around here all year but are seen mostly during the summer months. They feed on the salmon in these waters. The 3 pods roam around separately but every once in a while they meet up and form a super pod!

     The other type of Orca or Killer Whales are called transients. These whales roam from Alaska to California in smaller groups of 3 or more. Now these whales eat seals, dolphins and even some other whales. These ones are the ones that got the name Killer whale! They look very similar to the resident whales.


At Tuesday, November 01, 2016 9:29:00 PM, Blogger Justin said...

I think it's amazing that even in their primal “viciousness” these creatures teach us amazing things about our world. Thanks for the recommendation about charters. I have a favorite that I like to take my kids to as well (BC, Canada). I've never taken the time to track pods, but it’s evident that your love of these animals is unmatched.

Justin @ San Juan Sail Charter


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