Captain Brian just reported back from today's whale watch trip this afternoon, and he described it as "one of his Top 3 wildlife encounters- ever!" The boat left Roche Harbor, San Juan Island and headed out in search of the transient Orcas that were in the area. Upon arriving they saw harbor porpoises "everywhere" and Brian and Kendall were on the alert and watching the hunting transient whales. Suddenly both transients dived down and disappeared. Everyone was scanning the waters, looking madly for the whales. Brian heard a splash, but when he looked two porpoises were missing.
Naturalist Noelle and Captain Nancy headed out for a whale watch tour last Saturday with sunny skies ahead. Transients were in the area, and Noelle was pleased to report back great views of some extremely active transient orcas. Everyone witnessed a lot of activity and movement by these whales including huge full breaches out of the water! Naturalists on other whale watching boats agreed that they were likely hunting porpoises and eventually made a kill.